A US military plane with a crew of four crashed at Beiarn in Nordland. The plane was taking part in the major NATO exercise Cold Response.
The aircraft, a Boeing/Bell V-22 Osprey with a crew of four, was on a training mission from Bodø. They were due to land again just before 6:00 p.m.
At 9.17 p.m., findings were made on the ground at Gråtådalen in Beiarn.
“You didn’t go to the site itself, so you don’t know anything about the four that were on board. But we know it’s a crash sitespokesperson Jan Eskil Severinsen told NRK.
Just before 11:30 p.m., police report that teams from the Civil Defence, Norwegian People’s Aid, Red Cross and emergency services are on their way to the area on snowmobiles. The site is not along the road and the weather conditions in the area are difficult, and HRS states that it will take time to enter the area.
Ivar Moen, lieutenant-colonel and spokesman for the Cold Response exercise confirms that the American plane is missing.
Since its launch in 1991, there have been several accidents related to the V-22 Osprey aircraft, which are manufactured by Bell and Boeing. In 1992, seven people were killed when a plane crashed and crashed into the Potomac River in Virginia. After that, the aircraft type was grounded for 11 months.
Four US service members were killed when the plane they were traveling in crashed during NATO training exercises in Norway, the country’s prime minister said on Saturday.
“It is with great sadness that we received the message that four American soldiers died in a plane crash last night“said Jonas Gahr Støre on his official Twitter account.
“The soldiers participated in the NATO Exercise Cold Response. Our most sincere condolences go to the families of the soldiers, to the loved ones and to the comrades of their unit,” he added.
It is with great sadness that we received the message that four American soldiers died in a plane crash last night. The soldiers participated in the NATO Exercise Cold Response. Our deepest condolences go out to the soldiers’ families, loved ones and comrades in their unit.
— Jonas Gahr Store (@jonasgahrstore) March 19, 2022