A military plane from the United States has crashed in northern Norway, killing all four people on board.
The aircraft, which belongs to the United States Marine Corps, was participating in a NATO exercise when it was shot down on Friday morning.
There were no helicopters available to land at the site, which was in a remote part of Norway, to the south of the town of Bodo, because of inclement weather.
Search and rescue crews were able to reach the crash site in the early hours of Saturday morning thanks to snowmobiles.
"It has been confirmed, with regret, that all four people on board the plane died," local police said in a statement, adding that the deceased were all citizens of the United States of America.
Due to inclement weather, an investigation into the cause of the accident has been put on hold. However, police have stated that the investigation will resume as soon as the weather improves.
In this case, the MV-22B Osprey was participating in a NATO exercise called as Cold Response, which was designed to train members of the defensive alliance to safeguard Norway from attack.
It entails approximately 30,000 troops from 27 different member countries.
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