During a multi-nation training exercise, a US Marine Corps aircraft crashed on a north Australian island. On Sunday, August 27, killing three Marines and injuring 20 others, according to officials.
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor plane crashed at roughly 9:30 am local time. Leaving three people confirmed dead on Melville Island and five of the 23 people on board transported. In serious condition 80 kilometers to Darwin, Australia, for medical attention.
The statement stated that recovery attempts were still in progress and that the crash’s. Cause was being look into Northern Territory Police Commissioner Michael Murphy. Said that helicopters and fix-wing planes have been dispatch to transport the remaining injure from the remote location.
Around six hours after the collision, Northern Territory Chief Minister Natasha Fyles announced that one of the injured was receiving surgery at the Royal Darwin Hospital. When they arrived at Darwin’s airport, some of them were badly hurt and were being treated, she said.
We recognize what a dreadful occurrence this is, Fyles added. The Northern Territory administration is ready to provide whatever help is need.
Only Americans, according to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, hurt in the collision that occurred during Exercise Predators Run, a joint exercise involving the forces of the United States, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and East Timor.
The event appears to just involve members of the US military force, according to the preliminary reports, Albanese said. “Our focus as a government and as the Department of Defense is very much on incident. Response and on making sure that every support and assistance is given at this difficult time,” he further stated.
Melville is a part of the Tiwi Islands, which are the center of the exercise that involves 2,500 soldiers, along with Darwin. One of two Ospreys that had flown on Sunday from Darwin to Melville was the one that crashed, according to Murphy.