Rescue efforts are currently taking place in hopes of saving the lives of 3 U.S. Marines. According to the Associated Press, the Marines went missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia on Saturday while trying to land.
There were 26 people on board at the time of the crash. At this time, all except for 3 have been accounted for, reported the Marine base.
The MV-22 Osprey involved in the mishap had launched from the USS Bonhomme Richard and was conducting regularly scheduled operations when it crashed into the water, the statement said. The ship’s small boats and aircraft immediately responded in the search and rescue efforts.
Most people recognize the Osprey aircraft because of its unique design and flying ability. It looks like a plane, except it has propellers on each end of the wing that point towards the sky. Some people refer to it as a plane/helicopter hybrid.
“I can confirm no Australian Defence Force personnel were on board the aircraft,” Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne said in a statement. “The United States is leading the search and recovery effort.”
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