U.S. forces conducting search-and-rescue operation off the coast of Australia, where a day earlier crashed the tiltrotor MV-22 Osprey assigned to the base marine Corps U.S. Okinawa, according to Reuters.
On Board were 26 people, 23 of whom are already saved, but the fate of three Marines remains unknown.
According to an official statement the marine Corps of the United States, the plane took off from the deck of the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard, the aircraft before the crash made «regularly scheduled the surgery when he fell in the water.»
The cause of the crash is unknown.
Australian authorities say the incident occurred in the Shoalwater Bay off the coast of Queensland.