Military authorities in Greece confirmed on Wednesday that the pilot of the fallen jet is dead two days after the F-4 fighter crashed into the Ionian Sea during an exercise, APA reports.
A statement from the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) said that the analysis of evidence from the crash site confirmed that Captain Efstathios Tsitlakidis, 31, died in the accident.
Co-pilot Marios Touroutsikas, 29, was confirmed dead after his body was recovered from the aircraft’s wreckage Monday.
Authorities were still investigating the cause of the crash.
The airmen had reportedly issued a distress signal and were in the process of abandoning the aircraft when it went down.