KThe Norwegian military announced on Saturday that four U.S. soldiers had crashed into a NATO training plane in Norway.
“All four victims are U.S. citizens,” Norwegian defense spokesman Stein Barkley told Casland AFP.
Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Kahr Store tweeted, “We are saddened to hear the news of the death of four American soldiers in a plane crash last night.” NATO training of soldiers + cold response + “.
The Marine Corps-owned Osprey model plane, with four crew members, disappeared from radar at the end of Friday, local emergency services said, adding that bad weather had complicated the search. .
“At 01:30 (00:30 GMT, editorial note) at night, police arrived at the scene of the accident,” the Norwegian Defense wrote in a statement.
The aircraft was on a training mission as part of a cold response exercise involving 200 aircraft and about fifty ships.
The maneuvers, which will last until April 1, are aimed at testing Norway’s ability to gain external reinforcements in the event of a third country occupation under Article 5 of the NATO Charter.
The Norwegian Defense said cold response training continues as planned with additional activities due to the weather.
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