The US European Command announced on Saturday that an American military plane crashed after being involved in an unspecified “accident” during training in the eastern Mediterranean, without specifying the fate of its crew.
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He said in a statement: “On the evening of November 10, an American military plane that was conducting training operations in the eastern Mediterranean was involved in an accident and crashed,” and he did not provide information about the fate of the person or people on board.
The text adds: “We can say with certainty that the flight of the plane was for training purposes only, and that there is no indication of hostile activity,” stressing that “the cause of the training accident is currently under investigation.”
No details were provided about the type of machine or its destination.
The United States has deployed an aircraft carrier and other warships to the eastern Mediterranean, near the Middle East, to help prevent the war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas from escalating into a regional conflict.
Washington quickly provided military support to Israel after the attack launched by Hamas in Israel on October 7, which, according to Israeli officials, left more than 1,200 people dead.
Since then, the Israeli army has launched air, land and sea raids on the Gaza Strip, leaving, according to the Hamas Ministry of Health, more than 11,000 dead.