Helicopter crashes in sea off Poros


A helicopter has crashed into the sea off the coast of the Saronic island of Poros, reports said Tuesday.

According to Greece’s state-run Athens-Macedonia news agency, the aircraft, said to be a privately-owned Agusta 109 helicopter, got tangled in power lines before plummeting into the water.

Early reports said three people – a Greek pilot and two Russian passengers – were aboard the flight.

Authorities were looking for survivors. A team of Coast Guard divers, six Coast Guard vessels and a Hellenic Air Force Super Puma helicopter were taking part in the rescue effort.

The island has reportedly been left without electricity after the accident.

No more information was immediately available.