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Greek fighter jet crashes in sea after patrol, pilot missing

AP  |  Athens 

Defence ministry officials in say an air force fighter jet has crashed into the eastern after returning from a patrol, and it is unclear whether the pilot survived.

The officials told state-run television that 2000-5 crashed Thursday north of the island of They gave no information about the possible cause of the crash.

Patrolling has intensified in recent weeks amid a spike in tensions between and and near-daily mock dogfights in disputed airspace.

ships and army helicopters are searching for the missing pilot.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:00 IST