US Marine Plane Disappears During Exercise In Norway


US Marine Plane Disappears During Exercise In Norway
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force prepare to land in an MV-22B Osprey over Norwegian Army Base Setermoen, Norway, March 2, 2022. (U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Elias E. Pimentel III)

WASHINGTON - Norwegian authorities on Friday searched for an US Marine Corps airplane that went missing during a drill.

The Norwegian military said in a declaration that the Marine Osprey was reported missing out on Friday evening when it did not make an arranged arrival at the Arctic Circle community of Figure. North Norway's Civilian Joint Rescue Coordination Center released a search as well as rescue operation.

Late Friday, the Norwegian military stated the "exploration was made from the air" south of Bod, adding, "As a result of climate condition, it was not feasible to get in the website from the air."

The Marine Corps stated on Twitter, "We can confirm a case has happened including a Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey airplane.

The source of the incident is being investigated, as well as additional details will certainly be provided as they appear."

Norway claimed the airplane, which has a crew of 4, joined the Cold Action army workout, in which NATO participants "train and also operate in tandem with Norwegian forces under severe winter season problems." It said the drills were "prepared as well as educated long prior to the battle in Ukraine."

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