On Sunday morning a military helicopter carrying 20 US Marines crashed in Australia, killing three and injuring others.
The MV-22B Osprey helicopter transporting the US Marines crashed in Australia’s Northern Territory during an exercise drill.
Some US Marines are in critical condition.
“Defence can confirm an aircraft incident occurred mid-morning on 27 August on Melville Island, north of the city of Darwin, during Exercise Predator’s Run 2023,” a spokesperson for Australia’s Department of Defence said to Fox News. “Initial reports suggest the incident involves United States defence personnel and that Australian Defence Force members were not involved. At this critical early stage, our focus is on the incident response and ensuring the safety of those involved.”
Fox News reported:
A military helicopter carrying more than 20 U.S. Marines crashed Sunday morning during an exercise in Australia’s Northern Territory, killing three military personnel onboard and injuring the others, according to officials.
Three Marines were killed and 20 others were hurt, some critically, when the MV-22B Osprey helicopter crashed at about 9:30 a.m. local time on Melville Island off the coast of the city of Darwin as military personnel from the U.S., Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste were participating in exercise drills.
A spokesperson for Australia’s Department of Defence confirmed the incident in a statement to Fox News Digital and said no Australians were involved in the crash.