The tiltrotor USMC crashed off the coast of Australia

The tiltrotor USMC crashed off the coast of Australia

Saturday, August 5, a tiltrotor MV-22 Osprey, in service with the marine Corps, the United States, crashed in the sea off the East coast of Australia. On Board were 26 people; almost all of them were saved, except three.

Information about the incident became known thanks to the message of the 3rd expeditionary force, U.S. marine corps, the base of which is located on the Japanese island of Okinawa.

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit MV-22 Osprey [email protected] @PacificCommand @PacificMarines @USPacificFleet @AFNPacificNow

III MEF Marines (@IIIMEF) August 5, 2017

«Assigned to the 31st expeditionary unit marine corps tiltrotor MV-22 Osprey crashed».

The incident occurred at about 16:00 local time when aircraft performed scheduled and planned operation. It is known that he took off from the deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6).

After the MV-22 Osprey crashed over the Bay Salwater, to help the victims went to court and the airplane of the 31st expeditionary marine unit and expeditionary strike group, Bonhomme Richard.

In the course of conducting search and rescue operations had saved 23 people. One of them was taken to the city hospital Rockhampton, but information on his condition is not yet available. The search for the missing three military continue.

The causes and circumstances of the crash of a MV-22 Osprey remains unknown. However, there is evidence that over the last few years with the Osprey convertiplane there have already been incidentsthat ended in death. The investigation in this case has already begun.

According to the statement Maryse Paynes, defense Minister of Australia, aboard MV-22 Osprey was not a single Australian soldier. She also added that the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull hosted a conversation with U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis.

The accident was reported and Donald Trump, who today holds a 17-day vacation in a private Golf club in new Jersey.