WILLEMSTAD:—In a crash with an NH90 maritime attack helicopter, 2 of the 4 crew members were killed. These are 34-year-old aviator Christine Martens and 33-year-old tactical coordinator Erwin Warnies. Both soldiers have the rank of lieutenant at sea in the 2nd class oldest category. The helicopter hit the water in the Caribbean Sea near Aruba at the end of a coastguard patrol on Sunday.
Commander of the Armed Forces Lieutenant Admiral Rob Bauer announced this during a press conference in The Hague. The families of the killed soldiers had already been informed by Defense at that time.
The 2 other crew