- Three missing marines not believed to have survived air crash
- Statement says 23 of 26 personnel onboard MV-22 Osprey were rescued
Three marines lost after a US military aircraft crashed off the Queensland coast are not believed to have survived, and the mission to find them has become a salvage and recovery effort, the US Marine Corps says.
The MV-22 Osprey aircraft was involved in a “mishap” at about 4pm Saturday while conducting exercises off Shoalwater Bay near Rockhampton, where the biennial Talisman Sabre joint US and Australian military training exercise is under way.
Keeping our families informed is of utmost importance to the Marine Corps. We have completed notification to the three Marines’ families. pic.twitter.com/sVqqOGTBTj
Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. All other personnel are accounted for and safe.
Link : US military plane crash: search for missing crew in Queensland turns to ‘recovery effort’