Four Dead after US Marines MV-22B Osprey Aircraft Crashes in Norway

A US Marines MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed in a remote part of northern Norway, killing all four passengers on board.

The Osprey was taking part in a joint NATO exercise known as ‘Cold  Response; when it crashed on Friday according to officials.

It crashed in a remote region of Norway, south of the town of Bodo, and  helicopters were unable to land at the site due to inclement weather.

It is regrettably confirmed that all four on board the plane have perished,” Ivar Bo Nilsson, head of the seaerch and rescue operations for the Nordland police, said in a statement. 

Norwegian armed forces confirmed later in a statement the four who had died were the Osprey’s “American crew”.

Poor weather in the area has hampered the investigation into the cause of the accident, authorities stated the investigation would resume once weather improves.

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