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Pilot, two students injured in plane crash in northern Greece

The Committee for Investigating Airplane Accidents and Flight Safety (EDAAP) was on Monday investigating the circumstances under which a training flight went down in Kilkis, northern Greece, on Sunday, injuring the pilot and two Italian trainees.

The Cessna went down on an islet in the middle of the Axios River while heading back to Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport.

The 58-year-old Hellenic Air Force-trained pilot had to undergo surgery for a broken pelvis, while his trainees, aged 25 and 30, also sustained broken bones.