At 12:50 p.m., the C-130 that was to carry the second Greek rescue mission from Thessaloniki to Adana landed in Elefsina. The aircraft was damaged in the air and has to undergo a thorough technical check before it is allowed to fly again.
The second echelon consists of 15 firefighters from the 2nd EMAK along with 3 rescuers from the EKAB and a rescue dog.
The team is additionally accompanied by a Fire Service Officer – Engineer with specialization in shoring up collapsed building ruins, as well as three doctors and rescuers from the ambulance service.
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The mission departed by C-130 from the military airfield of the 113th Combat Wing in Thessaloniki.
As planned, the mission was scheduled to land in 3 hours at Inchirlik Airport to assist in rescue operations for civilians remaining trapped in the wreckage.
Another team of volunteer rescuers is already in the affected area, heading towards Adana, while another is preparing to leave tomorrow.
The team that will leave tomorrow, headed by Mr. George Roumeliotis of the Elite Special Missions Group of Greece (E.O.M.E.A.), will consist of 35 people and with them will have trained dogs, drones, thermal cameras and special drills.