Already a civilian pilot and flight instructor with more than 1400 hours, she completed her military pilot training in 1984, and went on to fly Lockheed P-3 Orion at 333 Squadron and later Lockheed C-130 Hercules at 335 Squadron. She achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel within the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
Skare was killed at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) compound during a protest in Mazar-i-Sharif on April 1, 2011, and two other UNAMA staff died along with their four armed security guards and a number of protesters.
Her remains were transported to a ceremony that was held in a hangar at Gardermoen, with attendance by Crown Prince Haakon and Minister of Defence Grete Faremo. Her grave is at Grytten churchyard in Rauma.
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