A Canadian military helicopter serving with a NATO naval task force has reportedly crashed in the Ionian Sea while participating in a mission in international waters off Greece.
There are local media reports claiming the aircraft with six people aboard is a Canadian military helicopter.
A tweet from the Canadian Armed Forces operations confirms there was an incident involving one of their CH-148 Cyclone helicopters.
A spokeswoman for NATO provided little in the way of comment.
“I confirm there has been an incident involving a helicopter from a ship under NATO command,” Col. Juanita Chang, chief of public affairs at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers.
“There is currently a search and rescue operation being conducted and national notifications taking place.”
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