A search involving U.S., Canadian and Australian personnel was underway to find the crew who are all Australian men.
Every parent with kids in the service dread these reports.Some more information here:
From what I understand, it could have been a lot worse as they'd just dropped off soldiers from 2nd Commando Regiment.
This accident got me thinking last night of the handful of people I knew who died while serving in the Army - all in training and suicide. I also once flew in a Sea King (Shark 07) with Lt Paul Kimlin in the Persian Gulf, he was the pilot lost at NiasIndeed. I remember the 2005 Nias Island Sea King crash of a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sea King helicopter that includes someone I went through officer training with: FLTLT Lynne Rowbottom.
Operational accidents are not a trivial concern in the military. We worked with dangerous stuff- stuff designed to kill.It goes to show that serving one's country, even in peacetime, can carry mortal risk.
'Tis my hope that the missing are found safe and sound, and if not, that their sacrifice too is regarded as giving one's life for one's country.
Operational accidents are not a trivial concern in the military. We worked with dangerous stuff- stuff designed to kill.