The crash of the American military plane in the Mediterranean left five people dead. The aircraft crashed into the sea during an exercise.
Five soldiers died in the accident of a military plane that crashed in the Mediterranean during an exercise, the European command of the American army (Eucom) announced on Sunday, November 12, 2023.
Eucom did not specify the model of the plane involved or its origin, but the United States recently deployed an aircraft carrier in the region to deter any attempt to degenerate the war between Israel and Hamas into a regional conflict.
“During a routine aerial refueling mission as part of military training, a US military aircraft carrying five service members suffered an accident and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The five soldiers on board the plane were killed,” Eucom said in a statement.
Press release from Joe Biden
The American army reported this accident, which occurred “on the evening of November 10” in the eastern Mediterranean, without initially providing information on the fate of those on board.
“Jill and I are praying for the families and friends who have lost a loved one—a part of their soul ,” US President Joe Biden responded in a statement. “Our entire nation shares their grief. »
After the Oct. 7 Hamas attack, Washington provided military support to Israel and bolstered its forces in the region, including with the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford and other warships.