August 4, 1996 |
A Danish air force jet carrying Adm. Hans Joergen Garde, the head of the country's armed forces, crashed on approach at the Faeroe Islands' foggy airport, killing all nine people on board, the army said. Garde was making his first official visit to the islands halfway between Scotland and Iceland since being named chief of staff April 1. Also killed were his wife, Anne, three aides and four crew members. The Faeroes are 18 semi-independent Danish islands.