4 U.S. Marines had been killed when their Osprey plane crashed in a Norwegian city within the Arctic Circle throughout a NATO train unrelated to the Ukraine battle, authorities mentioned Saturday.
Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere tweeted that they died within the crash on Friday evening, March 18. The trigger was underneath investigation, however Norwegian police reported dangerous climate within the space.
“It’s with nice disappointment we now have obtained the message that 4 American troopers died in a aircraft crash final evening,” the Norwegian prime minister tweeted. “Our deepest sympathies go to the troopers’ households, family, and fellow troopers of their unit.”
The Marines, assigned to 2nd Marine Plane Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Power, had been participating in a NATO train referred to as Chilly Response. The U.S. says their identities would not be instantly supplied in step with U.S. Protection Division coverage of notifying family.
The plane was an MV-22B Osprey. It “had a crew of 4 and was out on a coaching mission in Nordland County” in northern Norway, the nation’s armed forces mentioned in a press release.
It was on its approach north to Bodoe, the place it was scheduled to land simply earlier than 6 p.m. Friday. The Osprey crashed in Graetaedalen in Beiarn, south of Bodoe. Police mentioned a search and rescue mission was launched instantly. At 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the police arrived on the scene and confirmed that the crew of 4 had died.