On the evening of November 10, a U.S. military aircraft conducting training operations in the eastern Mediterranean suffered a mishap and went down.
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.
However, we can definitively say that the aircraft sortie was purely related to training and there are no indications of hostile activity.
We will provide more information as the situation develops.
U.S. European Command is responsible for U.S. military operations across Europe, portions of Asia and the Middle East, the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean. EUCOM is comprised of more than 65,000 permanent military personnel supported by rotational forces and DoD civilians working closely with NATO Allies and partners. The command is one of two U.S. forward-deployed geographic combatant commands headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.