EINDHOVEN - The three crew members of the Lynx helicopter had been detained in Libya, arrived in his Saturday Netherlands.
Around 15.30 hours, they landed on an aircraft Eindhoven airbase.
Commander of the armed forces Peter van Uhm received since the military. The three then walked to a platform where they were reunited with their families.
The trio, two men and a woman, sat Sunday last week after being held in Libya during an evacuation in the city of Sirte were overpowered by a Libyan pro-government militia.
They wanted to board a helicopter frigate Hr. Ms. Tromp two pick up evacuees. Thursday, after intensive diplomatic consultations known that the three were released.
In the night of Thursday to Friday, the three with a Greek unit of Libya flew to Athens and then they left Saturday morning to the Netherlands.Rest
The three were not personally accused of espionage. That said Yvonne Niersman, one of the soldiers Saturday during a press conference at Eindhoven airbase.
Shortly after their capture by Libyan state television reported that the Dutch helicopter crew was accused of espionage.Frequently heard
Niersman said that all three are frequently heard. Sometimes it happened that while they were together, sometimes when they were alone. According to her she and her colleagues, good food and drink and they could watch television.
So they stayed up to date with world news and the situation in Libya. The helicopter pilot did say that she and her colleagues were blindfolded and handcuffed. The soldiers stayed in a guesthouse where they kind of had enough time to sleep.Treated well
Streefland Martin said they have supported each other. ''We've also had fun, but the best moment was when we went to Greece. "Niersman filled in:''When the wheels of the ground let go, we just looked at each other."
The military have always remained positive, according to them good treatment, but they also made nasty and intense moments. The terrible moment Niersman said the arrest.
Niersman, Target Country and Luis Alvarez were initially detained near Sirte. After several days the Libyans put them on a plane to Tripoli. They had a meeting with the Dutch ambassador in Libya. Where this occurred, remained unclear.Very responsible
Chief of Defence Peter van Uhm said he has felt very responsible for the trio.
''I have them in the eye and seen that they're all right. "He also explained why the Lynx crew stayed first in Greece.''They have experienced a very exciting period. They had to let off steam. "
The military could not answer questions about the mission they have performed and political unrest which arose.