Norwegian military: A US military plane participating in NATO military exercises crashed in Norway, killing all 4 people on board

  [Global Network Report] Agence France-Presse quoted the Norwegian military on the 19th as saying that a US military plane participating in a NATO military exercise crashed in northern Norway on the 18th local time, killing all four crew members on board.

  The Norwegian military said in a statement that police arrived at the scene of the incident at about 1:30 a.m. local time on the 19th and later confirmed that four crew members were killed.

All four are U.S. citizens, as far as police know.

  The North Norway Joint Rescue Coordination Center confirmed on the evening of the 18th that a U.S. V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor participating in a NATO military exercise crashed near Bejahn, northern Norway, with four crew members on board.

  The Norwegian newspaper Corriere della Sera quoted Severinsen, the media director of the Rescue Coordination Center, as saying that the above-mentioned U.S. military plane was performing an exercise mission before the crash.

The rescue coordination center began search and rescue operations at around 6 p.m. local time and found the crashed plane at around 9 p.m.

  The crashed U.S. "Osprey" tilt-rotor is participating in a NATO military exercise code-named "Cold Response" in Norway. About 30,000 soldiers and about 220 aircraft from NATO countries are participating in the exercise.

According to the plan, the actual combat part of the exercise will be held from March 10 to April 10.

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