US Osprey That Went Down Off Australia Located

US Osprey That Went Down Off Australia Located

Marine Corps helicopter lost during a training mission off the Australian coast last week has been located, authorities said Monday.

Benjamin Cross is from Bethel, said his brother, Ryan Cross.

In April 2000 19 Marines were killed in an MV-22 crash in the US.

"He would sacrifice himself in a minute to make sure that his fellow service members were safe", Cross said.

Okinawa residents near U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, where the Ospreys are deployed, are concerned about the safety of the aircraft, the development of which was marred by dozens of fatalities. The families of the missing Marines were notified.

Twenty three of the 26 people on board were rescued.

The aircraft was in Australia for a joint military training exercise held by the US and Australia last month.

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The aircraft had launched from the USS Bonhomme Richard assault ship and was involved in routine operations when it crashed, the statement said.

The Royal Australian navy's clearance diving team completed an embark today aboard the hydrographic survey vessel Melville (A-246) to assist in recovery operations near the site where a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey entered the water August 5.

The location of the aircraft was found yesterday by the hydrographic survey vessel HMAS Melville, he said. They have been involved in a series of crashes in recent years.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was supporting the US-led recovery operation. The Osprey was part of a U.S. The Osprey was assigned to Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 265, which was operating with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, he added.

The Marines had just wrapped up a major exercise with Australian forces and on Saturday were conducting training of their own when the accident happened.

The Osprey is believed to have crashed when it was trying to land on the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

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