Australian Navy locates missing US aircraft

Posted August 08, 2017

Three Marines remain missing.

Cross, 26, was a native of ME who commissioned as a Marine aviator in 2013 after graduating from Virginia Military Institute, his older brother Ryan Cross told the Portland Press Herald in Maine.

Onodera said Japan urged Washington to disclose information about the accident, investigate what caused it and take measures to prevent such an accident from happening again.

Search crews suspended the rescue operation on Sunday and notified the families of those presumed dead in the wreck.

Family members have confirmed through a Facebook post that one of the missing marines in Australia is Cpl.

Twenty-three other people aboard the MV-22 Osprey have been rescued.

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The Osprey aircraft were in Australia for a joint military training exercise held by the USA and Australia last month in Shoalwater Bay.

The dive team finalized planning in conjunction with Marine and U.S. Navy personnel aboard the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), the statement reads.

Ryan Cross said his 26-year-old brother loved to fly and "was proud of being a Marine and of the aircraft he flew".

The Okinawa-based heli-plane plunged into the water while trying to land on the USS Green Bay.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was supporting the US-led recovery operation. In May 2015, a U.S. Osprey made a hard-landing in Hawaii, resulting in the deaths of two Marines. -Australian naval exercise, Talisman Sabre 2017, involving the Bonhomme Richard expeditionary strike group and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit between late June and early August. Last December, a us military Osprey crash-landed off Japan's southern island of Okinawa.

A White House official said President Donald Trump had been briefed by chief of staff John Kelly on the mishap of an aircraft off the east coast of Australia.