The Pentagon announced that a U.S. military aircraft crashed Friday night during a training operation in the Eastern Mediterranean.
According to U.S. European Command, the aircraft “suffered a mishap and went down.”
There were no indications of hostile activity.
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CBS News reports:
The incident was “purely related to training and there are no indications of hostile activity,” said USEUCOM.
No further details were immediately provided on the type of aircraft involved, which branch it belonged to, the exact location or timing of the crash, or whether there were any injuries or fatalities. The cause is under investigation.Advertisement
“Out of respect for the families affected, we will not release further information on the personnel involved at this time,” the statement said.
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Per Fox News:
The organization, which is responsible for U.S. military operations across Europe, portions of Asia and the Middle East, the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean, said that they can “definitively say” that the mishap was “purely related to” training exercises and that there are “no indications of hostile activity.”
It is not clear what service branch the personnel involved are a part of, or details about the aircraft or its crew.
EUCOM also did not provide any additional information regarding how many crew were aboard the aircraft, saying that, “out of respect for the families affected, we will not release further information on the personnel involved at this time.”
The cause of the training incident is currently under investigation, EUCOM said.