Norway’s prime minister says that 4 U.S. troopers had been killed in a airplane crash throughout a NATO train unrelated to the Ukraine conflict
HELSINKI — 4 U.S. troopers had been killed in a airplane crash throughout a NATO train unrelated to the Ukraine conflict, Norway’s prime minister mentioned Saturday.
Jonas Gahr Støre tweeted that they had been killed within the crash on Friday evening. The trigger was beneath investigation.
“The troopers participated within the NATO train Chilly Response,” he mentioned. “Our deepest sympathies go to the troopers’ households, relations and fellow troopers of their unit.”
The airplane was a V-22B Osprey that belongs to the U.S. Marine Corps, Norway’s armed forces mentioned.
“The plane had a crew of 4 and was out on a coaching mission in Nordland County” in northern Norway, based on an announcement.
It was on its manner north to Bodø, the place it was scheduled to land simply earlier than 6 p.m. Friday. The airplane crashed in Gråtådalen in Beiarn, south of Bodø. 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.
The annual NATO drills in Norway are unrelated to the conflict in Ukraine. This yr they included round 30,000 troops, 220 plane and 50 vessels from 27 nations. Non-NATO members Finland and Sweden are additionally taking part.
The workouts started on March 14 and finish on April 1.
No trigger was given for the crash, however the Norwegian armed forces mentioned that Chilly Response “will keep it up as deliberate, with the measures we’ve got to take because of the climate.”
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