Four US marines die in NATO drill when Osprey aircraft crashes in Norway’s north

Severe weather had hampered authorities in their efforts to reach the crash site of the Marine Osprey carrying four US marines.(AP: Patrick Semansky)

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Four US marines have died after their Osprey aircraft crashed in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise unrelated to the Ukraine war, authorities say.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but Norwegian police reported bad weather in the area.

The marines were taking part in a NATO exercise called Cold Response.

The US said the identities of the marines would not be immediately released, in keeping with US Defence Department policy of notifying relatives.

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