Toronto [Canada], May 2 (ANI): Five members of the Canadian Armed Forces onboard the chopper which crashed off the coast of Greece earlier this week are officially presumed dead, the military said in a statement.
"The missing five members who were aboard the aircraft are now officially considered missing and presumed deceased," the military said in a statement.
One member, Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, a Marine Systems Engineering Officer had already been confirmed deceased.
"Today, the search and rescue efforts of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) officially transitioned into search and recovery efforts, following Wednesday's tragic accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter in the Mediterranean Sea," the statement, issued by National Defense / Canadian Armed Forces, read.
Four Royal Canadian Air Force members and two Royal Canadian Navy members were aboard the chopper serving with a NATO naval task force. It crashed in international waters between Greece and Italy on Wednesday.(ANI)