'Dogfight Between Greek, Turkish Jets Captured in Dramatic Video'
A video that shows a Greek pilot flying an armed Mirage fighter jet and locking onto a Turkish F-16 fighter jet that was violating Greek airspace on Sunday was leaked to the media on Tuesday.
According to the report, the dogfight took place in the Central Aegean at about the same time that two other Turkish F-16’s were harassing a Greek military helicopter that was transporting the Minister of National Defence around the Eastern Aegean islands of Oinousses and Agathonisi.
The Greek jets were scrambled to intercept. In the video, you can hear the Greek pilot say to a second pilot “I have him!,” in reference to locking onto the Turkish F-16 jet he was chasing down as a separate Turkish jet comes in to intercept the Greek Mirages.
The footage shows the Turkish pilot who was violating Greek airspace making a desperate attempt to escape by erratically maneuvering the jet. However, the Greek pilot of the Mirage puts the Turkish F-16 in shooting parameters and locks directly onto him getting an audible signal from the plane.
PILOT 1: FOX 2 VOLI AIM 2!
PILOT 2: I have him!
PILOT 2: Another one is coming
PILOT 1: Got him
PILOT 2: I recorded it
PILOT 1: Nice
PILOT 2: Stable in GUNS
PILOT 1: SAME