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

Update March 17. 1200 zulu time – wreckage found…

The missing Hercules C-130J transport plane – with a crew of 5 – I have been writing about the last couple of days, is confirmed found near the top of the highest mountain in Sweden, Kebnekaise. Norwegian patrols are at the top now giving assistance to Swedish Rescue Climbers rappelling into the glacier area where the wreckage is spread.

The chances of finding the crew safe and sound is unfortunately bleak.

The weather in the area is somewhat better today, but not good. The risk og avalanches is very high indeed.

Crash site in the high alpine area - (photo: Google Earth)

Crash site in the high alpine area - (photo: Google Earth)

Images from the P-3C Orion , which is searching after the missing Hercules in Kebnekaise, Sweden (Photo: Royal Norwegian Air Force)

Images from the P-3C Orion , which is searching after the missing Hercules in Kebnekaise, Sweden (Photo: Royal Norwegian Air Force)

EOIR from SAR searching for the missing c-130_05

EOIR from SAR searching for the missing c-130_05 (photo: Royal Norwegian Air Force)

The Swedish hunter battalion search for the norwegian Hercules in Kebnekaise, Sweden (photo: Norwegian Armed Forces)

The Swedish hunter battalion search for the norwegian Hercules in Kebnekaise, Sweden (photo: Norwegian Armed Forces)

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