United States searches for missing Marines off coast of Australia

SHARE              
  Share on Facebook  SHARE              
  Share on Twitter  TWEET                    Link

The MV-22 Osprey involved in the mishap was conducting regularly scheduled operations when it crashed into the water.

"In recent weeks, many Queenslanders have had the opportunity to meet USA servicemen and servicewoman visiting as they prepare for the joint military exercise Talisman Sabre in central Queensland".

Ships, small boats and aircraft from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group are conducting the search operation.

Defence Minister Marise Payne has confirmed no Australian Defence Force personnel were involved.

The MV-22 Helicopter was taking part in the Australian-U.S. Talisman Sabre joint exercise before it reportedly plunged into the sea off the coast of Shoalwater Bay, near Rockhampton in central North Queensland, on Saturday afternoon.

Sean Spicer - sadly - says 'no' to 'Dancing With the Stars'
Spicer may be considering a switch to the dynamic field of television where he can share his insider knowledge of the White House. If you had your heart set on seeing Sean Spicer stumble his way through a rumba on live television, sorry about your luck.

More recently, two USA troops were injured when a Marine MV-22 made a "hard landing" during a counterterrorism operation in Yemen in January.

According to Sky News, 20 people have been rescued, while three are still missing and are feared dead.

Of the 26 crew members aboard, 23 have been recovered so far. The Osprey has been involved in a series of high-profile crashes in recent years. The MV-22 is a vertical-launch aircraft, also known as an Osprey. "The United States are leading the search-and-recovery effort", Payne noted in her statement.

The Marine Corps did not say what caused the crash but indicated it is under investigation. Military sources told the newspaper the accident occurred as the aircraft attempted to land on the USS Ronald Reagan.

Related News:

  • Australian Dollar Rises After Chinese PMI Beats, RBA on Deck

    Australian Dollar Rises After Chinese PMI Beats, RBA on Deck

    This dragged the headline inflation rate for the year to June 30 to 1.9%, which is well below the RBA's target band of 2-3%. Moreover, Lowe actually said in his statement the terms of trade are expected to decline "over the period ahead".
    Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Arrested at Dulles Airport Trying to Flee Country

    Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Arrested at Dulles Airport Trying to Flee Country

    Awan is a longtime Democratic House staffer who was worked for more than 24 Democrats, including Wasserman Schultz, since 2004. Tuesday's ChargesAwan pled not guilty on Tuesday to one count of bank fraud during his arraignment in the U.S.
    Apple patent dispute leads to $506m order from judge

    Apple patent dispute leads to $506m order from judge

    This comes after defying a court ruling initially put in place for the company's use of patented technology without permission. Conley said he would only announce a ruling in that case after Apple has had an opportunity to appeal the 2015 jury verdict.
  • Tesla Model 3: Everything you need to know

    Tesla Model 3: Everything you need to know

    Half a million reservations have been made for the vehicle , the company says, up from about 373,000 disclosed in April 2016. A fully loaded Model 3 with 310 miles of range and Tesla's full semi-autonomous Autopilot system costs a hefty $59,500.
    Venezuela's oppn stages two-day anti-Maduro shutdown

    Venezuela's oppn stages two-day anti-Maduro shutdown

    Venezuela's opposition has claimed 92% support for the national strike that it has called. Maduro critics also held an unofficial vote on July 16 to demonstrate public opposition.
    McCain To Return To US?Senate On Tuesday After Cancer Diagnosis

    McCain To Return To US?Senate On Tuesday After Cancer Diagnosis

    McCain has not been overly enthusiastic about the GOP health bill or the partisan process through which it's emerged. To advance to the next step, that will require 51 votes.
  • Minneapolis school building collapses; rescuers search for victims

    Minneapolis school building collapses; rescuers search for victims

    Jacobson, the school spokeswoman, said Carlson graduated with the Minnehaha Academy class of 1953 and went to Sunday school there. Minnehaha Academy student Taytum Rhoades was one of those practicing in the gym when the building shook and lights went out.
    Governor says Fox Valley will benefit from Foxconn plant

    Governor says Fox Valley will benefit from Foxconn plant

    The president had met personally with Gou, who on Wednesday complimented Trump's leadership at the event by saying , "Mr. Foxconn had considered building the plant in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, among other states.
    Venezuela will vote Sunday to elect a new ruling assembly

    Venezuela will vote Sunday to elect a new ruling assembly

    The state prosecutor's office said late on Friday 18-year-old Gustavo Villamizar had become the latest victim of protest violence. Opposition leaders are urging Venezuelans to boycott Sunday's election for delegates to an assembly to rewrite the constitution.
  • Under Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department is cracking down on leakers

    Under Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department is cracking down on leakers

    The Washington Post on Thursday published transcripts of his conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. The Trump administration would hardly be the first to crack down on leakers.
    Trump Approval Rating Hits NEW LOW!

    Trump Approval Rating Hits NEW LOW!

    The May 24 national poll found American voters believe Trump is abusing his powers; job approval remains at historic low. That's a 7-point swing in Democrats' direction since last week, when voters were split at 40 percent for each party.
    White House unsure of transgender troops' immediate future

    White House unsure of transgender troops' immediate future

    Reporters were seeking specifics on the policy that Trump announced via Twitter Wednesday morning. Navy under the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, said he was angry but also heartbroken.


Most liked

The Next Arrowverse Crossover Release Date and Details
Is a two-night event better than a four-night one? "They're all big episodic productions, and this will be even bigger". The CW plans to air its upcoming four-way superhero crossover across two nights this fall.

White House Unveils Reforms to Slash Legal Immigration Levels
Lost in the bluster was a vow to reform the legal immigration system "to serve the best interests of America and its workers". Limiting legal immigration is opposed by business groups, which rely on low-skilled workers for agriculture and other jobs.

Sales of USA passenger cars decline in July
Deliveries for Ford's F-Series rose 5.8 percent, while Fiat Chrysler's Ram brand sales were little changed from a year earlier. Carmakers have used lower-margin sales to rental fleets as a way to avoid shutdowns in plants.

Philippines | Police say Duterte's crackdown to target more drug lords
At least five people, including Mr Parojinog's daughter, who serves as vice mayor of Ozamiz, were arrested during the raids. Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez (in white cap) and her brother Reynaldo Parojinog Jr.

Danilo Gallinari Injures Hand Punching Opponent In The Face
It appeared that Gallinari took a shot to the face from Kok during the free-throw attempt, which set off the Clippers forward. The 6-foot-10 forward came to L.A. after inking a sign-and-trade deal worth $63 million over three years.

Nine injured as auto ploughs into Los Angeles crowd
A preliminary investigation indicates the driver ran a red light and collided with another auto , police Sgt. The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that eight people required emergency transport.

Chinese again barge into Indian territory, threaten shepherds
After the war, ITBP jawans would patrol the area with weapons in a non-combative manner - with the barrel of the gun facing down. There is no official word either from the Indian government or the Chinese administration on any of these developments.

Maxine Waters hits Trump over comments to police
I think he is doing our nation a disservice by encouraging police departments to engage in unlawful, unconstitutional behaviour. Trump's visit to his home state of NY came as Sessions was in El Salvador to increase global cooperation against the gang.

Why Trump discouraging officers from being 'too nice' matters in Baltimore
President Trump said . "Like, don't hit their head, and they just killed somebody - don't hit their head". Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to El Salvador on Thursday to talk about gang violence.

RS elections: Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Balwantsinh Rajput file nomination papers
Balwantsinh Rajput, MLA from Siddhpur and Chief Whip of the party, Tejashree Patel from Viramgam, and Vijapur legislator P.I. It was alleged that Scheduled Tribe Congress MLA Punabhai Gamit, a three-time legislator, was being threatened and lured.

Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Deutsche Bank AG
Cedar Rock Capital Ltd holds 27.61% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. for 11.95 million shares. Gladstone Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ:GOOD) has risen 25.02% since July 25, 2016 and is uptrending.

President expresses gratitude to armed personnel on Kargil Diwas
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also paid tributes to the martyrs to mark the Kargil Vijay Diwas . Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the fearless soldiers who fought gallantly during the Kargil War .

Parents Dosed Newborn to Mask Her Addiction: Cops
Acting on a tip, police visited their house on July 18 with a search warrant, only to find Wilde smoking heroin. He learned from DCFS that the two younger boys and the infant girl all tested positive for methamphetamine.

American Horror Story: Cult will begin airing on September 5th
Okay AHS fans, we're slowly finding out more and more about the new season to come, Cult , and boy howdy, are we ready for this. Murphy also revealed that Paulson will be playing a character named Ally , who will be involved in a "love story' with Kai ".

Jordan: Israeli embassy officer attacked; government standoff ensues
Muslim leaders alleged Israel was trying to expand its control at the site under the guise of security, a claim Israel has denied. It has always been a flashpoint of anti-Israeli protests at times of turmoil in the Palestinian territories.