The prime minister of Norway, Jonas Gahr Støre, confirmed the details of the crash via Twitter on Saturday morning.
“It is with great sadness we have recived [sic] the message that four American soldiers died in a plane crash last night,” said the Norwegian prime minister.
“The soldiers participated in the NATO exercise Cold Response. Our deepest sympathies go to the soldiers’ families, relatives and fellow soldiers in their unit,” he added.
It was not possible to reach the crash site by air because of severe weather conditions.
A team reached the crash site by land using snow mobiles in the early hours of Saturday.
The aircraft the military personnel were travelling in when it crashed was a MV-22B Osprey and it was taking part in a Nato exercise called ‘Cold Response’.
The exercise involves 30,000 troops from 27 different Nato member countries.
It has been reported that there were gale-force winds in the area south of the town of Bodo, where the aircraft came down, however no official cause has been confirmed.
‘Cold Response’, which was due to run until April 1, 2022 “will carry on as planned, with the measures we have to take due to the weather,” confirmed Norway’s armed forces.