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Pilots, engineer missing in navy helicopter crash

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Three crew members on board a Greek navy helicopter were missing after their chopper crashed on the island of Kinaros, west of Leros, in the eastern Aegean, on Thursday, authorities said.

The two pilots and an engineer were taking part in a night operation in the early hours of Thursday, authorities announced. The chopper was reported missing at 2.45 a.m.

Debris from the AB212ASW/EW type chopper was discovered at about 7.30 a.m. following a larger-scale rescue operation in the area. 

Search teams continued their efforts to locate the three men.