Pentagon: Five US service members killed in Mediterranean plane crash-UPDATED

Pentagon: Five US service members killed in Mediterranean plane crash-UPDATED
# 13 November 2023 01:35 (UTC +04:00)

Five Americans died in a helicopter accident in the Mediterranean on Friday, according to the defense secretary, APA reports.

"We mourn the tragic loss of five U.S. service members during a training accident in the Mediterranean Sea late Friday evening," U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in his statement.

"While we continue to gather more information about this deadly crash, it is another stark reminder that the brave men and women who defend our great nation put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our country safe. They represent the best of America. We will remember their service and their sacrifice," he added

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Five American service members were killed when a military aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean during a training exercise, the US European Command (EUCOM) said Sunday, APA reports citing AlArabiya.

“During a routine air refueling mission as part of military training, a US military aircraft carrying five service members suffered a mishap and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. All five of the service members onboard the aircraft were killed,” EUCOM said in a statement on the November 10 accident.

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