Military plane crash leaves four dead in Norway | News

The Norwegian Ministry of Defense confirmed this Saturday the death of four American pilots when a plane crashed that participated in maneuvers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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The aircraft, a V-22 Osprey model belonging to the US Army, had disappeared from radar on Friday afternoon.

According to the Norwegian military authorities, the weather conditions had made search and rescue operations of the military plane difficult.



“At 1:30 a.m. the police arrived at the accident site,” the Norwegian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Upon learning of the accident and the death of the US military, President Joe Biden sent his condolences to the families of the military.



The aircraft was participating in the Cold Response exercise, which mobilized 200 aircraft and some 50 ships of the military alliance.



The NATO military exercises will last until April 1 and are intended to test Norway’s ability to receive external reinforcements in the event of aggression from a third country.