U.S. Marine MV-22 Crashes Near Bodø, Norway

U.S. Marine MV-22 Crashes Near Bodø, Norway

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Update: Local Norwegian media has confirmed a rescue party of 20 on snowmobiles has been unable to reach the crash site as of 2330 local due to deteriorating weather and the remote area where the aircraft went down.

Update: The Norwegian Government has confirmed that the MV-22 was traveling North in Nordland County en route to Bodø airbase when it went missing at around 1826 local time.

The Norwegian Government has confirmed that one American MV-22 Osprey, tilt-rotor aircraft has crashed near Bodo Airbase, Norway.

The Norwegian Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) launched a Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter and a P-3 Orion plane to search for the Marine aircraft at about 1830 local time. After nearly 2 hours of searching debris has been spotted in Gratadalen, Norway. However, ground crews have not been able to access the site yet due to terrain and weather.

4 persons were apparently on board and have not been accounted for. The United States Marines are in Bodo Norway for Exercise Cold Response 2022, a NATO, but Norwegian-led exercise meant to increase cooperation and readiness of NATO, high North, forces against aggressor nations. More than 30,000 NATO troops have assembled for the exercise, including about 2,000 United States Marines.

This story is developing.

Tessaron
Tessaron
United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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