NATO Secretary General statement on air accident in Spain

  • 26 Jan. 2015 -
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  • Press Release (2015) 019
  • Issued on 26 Jan. 2015
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  • Last updated: 26 Jan. 2015 19:43

I am deeply saddened by the crash of a Greek fighter jet at the Los Llanos base in Spain, which has caused many casualties.

Joint press point with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

This is a tragedy which affects the whole NATO family. I express my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones and the nations of those who lost their lives, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured.  

The plane was taking part in an exercise in the framework of NATO’s Tactical Leadership Programme, which aims to improve multinational cooperation in air operations.