TCG Salihreis joins search and rescue operation for the Canadian military helicopter that crashed in the evening of April 29, The Canadian army helicopter vanished in Ionian Sea between Greece and Italy. Italian and Turkish frigates were transferred to the region for the search and rescue operation, Greek media reported.
In a tweet shared by the offical account of Turkey Ministry of National Defense, it was stated that:
“The helicopter of Canada’s FREDERICTON frigate of NATO SNMG-2 fell into the Ionian Sea yesterday evening at 8 PM. Turkish TCG SALİHREİS frigate of SNMG-2 and the Italian FASAN frigate launched a search and rescue operation for the fallen helicopter and its crew”
NATO also confirmed that the crash happened while the helicopter was performing an exercise. Various sources report that the model of the helicopter was CH-148.