The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today, Sunday, that it is following up the repercussions of the loss of a Greek plane that was piloted by an Iraqi pilot, and indicated that a specialized work team will travel to Greece to follow up on the accident.
In a press release, she stated: “The Ministry of Transport has been following up, since this afternoon, the repercussions of the news of the loss of the Greek Acnatia Aviation Academy, one of the training aircraft that was piloted by the Iraqi pilot, trained and sent at the expense of Iraqi Airways, Ammar Ibrahim.”
She added, “The Iraqi Airways administration directed the company’s crisis management center to take the necessary measures according to international contexts and to form a crisis cell and an emergency operations room that includes all the specialists and stakeholders in the company.”
And she continued, “Contact was made directly by the director general of the company at the academy administration to find out the latest results of search and rescue that the Greek and academic authorities are doing to clarify the fate of the Iraqi student.”
She added, “A specialized team supported by an international investigation effort is preparing to head in the coming hours to Greece to follow up on the details of the accident, and we will provide the public opinion with the official and confirmed information that we will receive from the Greek authorities.”