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

Update 2200 zulu time – Extreme Weather – 20 meters visibility

The weather in the Swedish mountains – where the Norwegian Hercules C130J Transport Plane went missing earlier today – is worsening. The visibility is reported now to be 20 meters and the risk of avalanches is extreme. An F16 fighter jet picked up 3 “hot spots” on its infrared search equipment earlier this evening, but the mountain search and rescue teams haven’t found anything in that area.

The small 335 Squadron based on Gardermoen Airport (also the main Airport in Norway) hopes for the best for their friends missing. The crew’s names has been released.

  • Ståle Garberg (eng.: Staale Garberg)
  • Truls Ørpen (eng.: Truls Oerpen)
  • Bjørn Yngvar Haug (eng.: Bjoern Yngvar Haug)
  • Siw Robertsen
  • Steinar Utne

All highly experienced.

Archive: A Norwegian C-130J Hercules in flight - Cold Response 2010 (Photo: Norwegian Armed Forces)

Archive: A Norwegian C-130J Hercules in flight - Cold Response 2010 (Photo: Norwegian Armed Forces)

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