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U.S. military aircraft crashes in Norway

International desk
A U.S. military aircraft has crashed in Norway during a training session with the Western military alliance NATO. No trace of the riders has been found so far.

The incident took place in northern Norway on Friday, The country's Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center (JRCCC) and Norwegian police have confirmed to Reuters.

The name of the crashed plane is MV22B Osprey. The plane, enrolled under the US Marine Corps, partook in a NATO military activity called "Cold Response" before it crashed. There were four travelers on the plane at that time.

The MV22B Osprey sent an emergency signal before it crashed. Following that signal, a rescue helicopter and a Norwegian military Orion aircraft began started looking for the U.S. aircraft on the northern coast.

"We were told there were four people on board," Norwegian law enforcement chief Nordland Police Chief of Staff Bent Eilertsen told Reuters. We have already found its wreckage, but no trace of the riders has been found so far.

Helicopters and planes couldn't land at the accident site because of severe weather conditions, Eilatsen told Reuters.
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