"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

Crew of Five missing – Hercules C130J lost in the mountains

There has been a lot of activity in the air around Narvik. Several heavy aircrafts have been buzzing up in the clouds. Nothing unusual, like I wrote yesterday, there is a huge military exercise in Northern-Norway these days. An hour ago the Sea King (Search And Rescue helicopter, Royal Norwegian Air Force) landed for refueling at Narvik Airport, Framnes. Furthermore, shortly after two Bell 412 helicopters flew by. All flying in the same direction.

Just now the news reports that a Norwegian Hercules C130J cargo airplane has been lost in the mountains between Norway and Sweden. The plane had a crew of 5 and was en route from Evenes in Norway to Kiruna in the Swedish mountains when it went missing. There is really low visibility in the mountains right now. Really sad.

Archive: A Norwegian C-130J Hercules named Frigg over central Norway (Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold, Norwegian Armed Forces)

Archive: A Norwegian C-130J Hercules named Frigg over central Norway (Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold, Norwegian Armed Forces)

Bad weather in the search area. This was taken 4:42 pm.

Bad weather in the search area. This was taken 4:42 pm.

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  1. Pingback: Update 1830 zulu time – faint radio signal picked up « Northern Blog-O-Sphere

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