Norwegian military stopped journalist from entering Hercules crash site - Why?
SVT personnel posted to Kebnekaise after the disappearance of the Norwegian Hercules plane was stopped by the Norwegian military and were forbidden to talk to people.
This is written by SVT personnel internal magazine "Vi på TV". SVT (Swedish National Television) Nordnytt News had early on two journalists on the spot after the Norwegian Hercules plane disappeared in the Swedish mountains.
"Norwegian military was behaving very oddly, they put a stop to our work and decided what we could and could not take pictures of. It was among the most frustrating I have ever experienced, "says Agneta Gustavsson SVT (Swedish National Television) Nordnytt to "Vi på TV".
She also was stopped by the site manager from visiting the memorial for the dead soldiers after taking a photo in which there did’nt appear any people in the picture. She did eventually visit the memorial site with escort.
"I was escorted all the time," she says to "Vi på TV".
See photos and video from the area of the crash site provided by the Norwegian Defence.
Norwegian military put an end to our work
By Inger Wanhatalo | svt.se (pdf)
This is a rough translation by Google translate.
SVT Nordnytts Agneta Gustavsson and Teuvo Palomäki was among the first on site in Nikkaluokta.
When we arrived, looked at not much more than a couple of ambulances, a tracked vehicle and a car from the emergency services. We did not know more than that a Norwegian military plane was missing, but somewhere I was the foresight to book a cabin, says Agneta Gustavsson, who along with Teuvo delivered the telegram and images already Rapport and Nordnytts 18 broadcast.
At 19 o’clock began rescue services, police, civil people, American military and the media stream to.
Then it was understood that something big had happened. Then broke it off with reporting to "Rikset" and "Nordnytt", everything went at breakneck speed. On Friday morning the team took a scooter to Kebnekaise but the media was removed dissuaded by police on the grounds that the Norwegian military had rented the entire facility.
Norwegian military was behaving very oddly, they put a stop to our work and decided what we could and could not shoot. It was among the most frustrating I’ve experienced. But there was nothing we could care about, we have to report.
During the weekend, Agneta vacant and had pre-booked rooms in Kebnekaise. She called the local manager who did not see any problem with her coming, but already in the mountain station entrance was Agneta stopped by police.
I explained that I was there as a private individual and not as a journalist. Suddenly, I was just so tired and sad, two days’ job runs off me and I have to sit on a ski boot counter and wait for the police talked to the operational command. Then I also realized the power of journalism.
She had to stay but with the proviso that not to speak or interfere with any of the Norwegian military.
I felt constantly gaze at the neck. On Sunday morning, I saw that Per-Anders Fredriksson tweeted. I called him, praised how well they worked and talked about what I’ve seen. After the call, a member of staff up to me and says I must not visit the memorial of the dead soldiers.
According to site manager, I had abused the trust by taking a picture of utskänkningen, a picture in which no persons appeared and as I have already been deleted. Eventually I got to visit the storage location by the site manager as escort. I had dotted all the time and it felt very sad to visit such a place, to be calm and peaceful, when you yourself were in an agitated state of mind.
Source: svt.se (pdf)
Norwegian military transport plane crashed into the top of Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain.
The Norwegian Hercules military transport aircraft crashed few metres from the top of Kebnekaise.
The aircraft with a crew of five was participating in the large NATO exercise Cold Response 2012 and was on its way from Evenes in northern Norway to Kiruna in northern Sweden when it went missing last Thursday.
Wreckage was found scattered over a larger area on Saturday on the west side of the peaks of Kebnekaise. The rescue operation was Sunday changed to search for deceased.
A Swedish-led Accident Investigation Commission leads the investigation trying to find out why the top-modern, two-year old Norwegian transport plane crashed. A memorial service took place at Evenes Military Air Base on Sunday where Norway’s King Harald attended together with military staff participating in the exercise Cold Response 2012.