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08 August 2017, 12:38 | Kara Nash
Wichita-area native is one of three Marines missing near Australia
A day after a Marine CorpsMV-22 Osprey crashed in waters off of Queensland, Australia, after launching from an amphibious assault ship, an Australian hydrographic survey ship located the wreckage of the aircraft, officials said.
The MV-22 is a hybrid-type aircraft that can take off and land as a helicopter but transitions its two engines to fly like an airplane in midflight.
As of Monday, no flight restrictions have been placed on the 24 Ospreys based at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma or other US airbases in the Pacific, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said.
One of the three Marines believed to have died in an MV-22 Osprey crash off the coast of Australia was a ME native. The next of kin of the three missing Marines have been notified, the military said.
Special Operations Squadron. The MV-22 that crashed off the coast of Australia Saturday were attached to 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force based in Okinawa. There were 26 people aboard the aircraft, but only 23 were rescued. The biennial exercise involved some 30,000 troops and 200 aircraft.
On Monday, Defense Minister Itusnori Onodera told the us military of his "many concerns" after another one of the controversial tilt-rotor transports made a flight in Japan in the wake of the crash off Queensland.
The recovery effort launched Sunday, and a family friend of Ordway's tells KAKE News that the marines went to their home at 1am Sunday to tell them that Ordway had been declared deceased.
Australian Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said Australian Defence Force (ADF) capabilities had been deployed to assist. They have been involved in a series of crashes in recent years.
Ospreys were grounded in Japan last December after pilots ditched one in shallow water just off Camp Schwab in northern Okinawa.
In 2015, a U.S. Osprey crashed during a training exercise in Hawaii, killing two Marines. The Osprey was part of a U.S.
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