2015-07-17 Hellenic Air Force CL-215 waterbomber forced landing Laconia, Greece


2015-07-17 Hellenic Air Force CL-215 waterbomber forced landing Laconia, Greece


All crew were able to walk away from a forced landing accident during a fire fighting run in Laconia, Greece.

The Canadair CL-215 was on a fire fighting mission east of Neapoli, when the pilots encountered an unspecified technical problem. A landing on an airport or on water became unsuitable and the pilots elected to carry out a forced landing on upsloaping terrain near the village of Faraklo.

On landing the CL-215 ´s hull and wings remained intact allowing the crew to survive. It is said by the greek military that all on board were in ‚good health‘.


Date: 2015-07-17 Time: 13:05
Location: Faraklo area, Laconia
Country: Greece
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Flight phase: MNV – Aerobatics, Intentional Low Flying
Damage to a/c: hull loss

Flight no.:
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Non Revenue
Operator: Hellenic Air Force
Leased from: Unknown

Type: Canadair CL-215
Registration: 1070
Age a/c: – years
Constr. No.:


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  3 0 0 3
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 4th safety occurence an Hellenic AF CL-215
  • 7th safety occurence of type (CL-215)
  • 45th safety occurence in Greece
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question

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