Three American troops missing after US Osprey ditches off Australia

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ATLANTIC OCEAN Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde give an MV-22 Osprey flight directions during touch and go training. Sailors assigned to Mesa Verde and Marines assigned to the 22n

U.S. Marine teams were conducting search and rescue operations off the east coast of Australia Saturday for Marines missing after a "mishap" with their Osprey aircraft.

Twenty-three of the 26 personnel aboard the MV-22 Osprey have been rescued.

Both ships and aircraft have been scrambled to aid the search operation. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S. -Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S. -Australia alliance. More than 33,000 US and Australian military personnel, including the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Force, participated in the drills, which wrapped up on July 25, the USA military said.

MV-22B Ospreys, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to take off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Talisman Saber 17. The West Australian reports that the three missing marines are feared dead. Ospreys are a cross between a helicopter and plane and have been involved in a number of recent crashes. They are much faster than helicopters and have the capability to move vertically.

Marine authorities are investigating the incident.


Australia's defence minister, Marise Payne, confirmed that no Australian servicemen were on board.

Ospreys were believed to have been used in the recent Talisman Saber joint military exercises conducted by the USA and Australia. "The United States are leading the search-and-recovery effort", Payne noted in her statement.

Ms Payne said she had spoken with U.S. defence secretary Jim Mattis "to offer Australia's support in any way that can be of assistance".

"On behalf of all Queenslanders, our prayers are with those U.S. military personnel involved in the incident", she said in a statement.

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