A U.S. military plane crashed in northern Norway, killing all four people on board, local Police said Saturday.
REUTERS SAID THAT a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey side-rotor plane crashed Friday while participating in a Cold Response military exercise in northern Norway.
Due to lousy rainfall, the copter couldn’t land, and rescuers arrived at the crash site on land on Saturday morning (March 19). However, there were solid storms, and avalanches were dangerous in the local area. Therefore, the Police had to stop the investigation at the scene.
Nordland local police chief Ivar Bo Nilsson said: “Police searched the crash site around 0030 GMT. Regrettably, it has been confirmed that all four people on board were dead. “
To the best of our knowledge, all four are Americans,” the Police said. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store tweeted his condolences over the deaths of the four Americans.
Police are probing the reason for the crash and will resume investigations at the scene as soon as weather conditions improve.
About 30,000 troops from 27 countries participated in NATO’s “Cold Response” exercise in Norway.
(This article is based on a Reuters report)