U.S. Embassy Statement on Passing of Spanish Air Force Captain Aybar

The United States Embassy in Spain, on behalf of the U.S. Government, wishes to convey our deep regret and sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Captain Aybar, deceased after a tragic accident.

The death of Captain Aybar reminds us of the generous service of the men and women who serve in the armed forces. We wish to extend to all of them our deepest condolences.

Spain is an ally, partner, and friend to the United States, particularly in matters of security and defense.  U.S. military personnel serving in Spain work and train daily with the Spanish military, and we greatly mourn the loss of Captain Aybar. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Spanish Air Force and with Spain.