The U.S. European Command issued this brief statement:
On the evening of November 10, a U.S. military aircraft conducting training operations in the eastern Mediterranean suffered a mishap and went down.
Out of respect for the families affected, we will not release further information on the personnel involved at this time.
The cause of the training incident is currently under investigation.
However, we can definitively say that the aircraft sortie was purely related to training and there are no indications of hostile activity.
We will provide more information as the situation develops.
The aircraft is believed to have crashed in the evening of November 11, but no further information has been released at this time. We have tracked the flight of numerous aircraft (USNavy Boeing P-8A from NAS Sigonella) in the area, possibly participating in rescue operations, but we have no further information at this time.
1024z. Weird pattern b/t Cyprus 'n Lebanon, via US Navy✈️ P8 Poseidon*⚓️🇺🇸 usual mission over eastern Med:— Sergio Scandura (@scandura) November 11, 2023
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(*Icao Hex code #AE67A5, NAS Sigonella based)#TrasponderArt pic.twitter.com/gBXpgAdEHh