The bodies of four U.S. Marines killed in a plane crash in Norway have been recovered and flown to a nearby city, the Norwegian Defense Ministry said Sunday. The aircraft participated in NATO exercises.
Four crew members were rescued from the crash site by a Sea King rescue helicopter from the Norwegian force 330. The bodies are in Bodo. (North, ed.) Until they are taken to the United States, “said Armed Forces.
The Marine Osprey plane with four Americans went missing from radar in bad weather on Friday. Bad weather made recovery difficult. According to the first data, the plane collided with a mountain. Public broadcaster NRK said the black box had been discovered.
The aircraft was involved in training as part of a cold response exercise involving 200 aircraft and fifty ships. These maneuvers, which will last until April 1, will test Norway’s ability to gain external reinforcements under Article 5 of the NATO Charter if a third country invades. Section 5 compels NATO countries to come to the aid if the member state is attacked by a third country.
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