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Ministry announces completion of SAR operation for crashed aircraft

The Ministry of Defence announced on Friday that the Search and Rescue (SAR) operation for the detection of a small aircraft that crashed at sea 50 nautical miles south-east of Larnaca, was completed with the finding of the remains of its two passengers.

“This outcome, regardless of its tragic nature, is due to the rapid response of the Cyprus authorities under the coordination of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) of the Republic of Cyprus, which was immediately mobilised, according to the National SAR Plan ‘NEARCHOS’, after being notified that the trace of the aircraft was lost,” said the ministry in a written statement.

It adds that the Port and Naval Police and the National Guard mobilised at sea and in the air to carry out a coordinated search which traced the point of impact of the aircraft at sea.

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