Four U.S. troops died after an American military jet crashed in Norway on Friday while participating in a NATO exercise, as per the details provided by the Norwegian officials on Saturday.
On Saturday, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre took to Twitter, stating, “It is with great sadness we have received the message that 4 American soldiers died in a plane crash last night. The soldiers participated in the NATO exercise Cold Response. Our deepest sympathies go to the soldiers’ families, relatives & fellow soldiers in their unit.”
According to the sources, the plane, U.S. OSPREY, went missing around 6.26 p.m. south of Bod in northern Norway, according to the Norwegian rescue agency, HRS. The weather conditions in the region were terrible.
Along with this, Sightings were made from the air in the region where the jet had vanished around 9.17 p.m., but owing to bad weather, it was not feasible to travel down to the location right away, the security agency stated in a news statement. Later, police arrived on the scene and verified the soldiers’ deaths.
On the other hand, the Cold Response 2022 exercise had 200 planes and roughly 50 ships, and it was designed to test Norway’s ability to accept external reinforcements in the event of a third-country assault. Article 5 of the NATO charter states that in the case of such an assault, other NATO members must come to the aid of any member state under attack.