Military aircraft in crash with 26 Marines onboard recovered in waters near Australia
SYDNEY (KUSI) — A United States military aircraft that crashed off the coast of Australia with 26 Marines on board was located Monday.
The Australian Navy found the missing MV-22 Osprey after it went down in the ocean while trying to land. The aircraft was found submerged in Shoalwater Bay, according to a statement from Australian Senator Marise Payne.
The majority of Marines were rescued but three were missing and are presumed dead, officials with U.S. Marine base Camp Butler in Japan said in a statement. Rescue efforts were called off Sunday and U.S. officials were now calling the search a recovery effort.
The Osprey was in Australia for a joint military training exercise between the two countries.