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US military aircraft crashes in East Med

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A US military aircraft conducting training operations in the east Mediterranean has crashed, US Command Europe (EUCOM) said on Sunday.

The incident, which happened in an undisclosed location on Friday night occurred as the aircraft “suffered a mishap and went down”, the US military said.

No further information is set to be released as a mark of respect for the families affected, it added.

The cause of the training incident is currently under investigation.

However, the US command said the aircraft sortie was purely related to training and there are no indications of hostile activity.

It is unclear how many people were on board.

The US has deployed an aircraft carrier and other escort ships to the eastern Mediterranean in response to the war between Israel and Hamas.

 

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