|From CNN.com: ATHENS, Greece (Reuters) -- A Cypriot airliner carrying 110 people crashed north of Athens on Sunday, Greek state television reported.|
State television said there was an unconfirmed report that one of the pilots of the Helios Airlines plane had collapsed with illness just before the crash.
A Greek Defense Ministry official told Reuters the airplane had crashed in the area of Kalamos, 30 km (19 miles) north of Athens.
The official said rescue services were rushing to the scene.
The plane had been accompanied by two Greek F-16 fighter jets after losing communications with the Athens control tower on its way to the Greek capital.