Training crash kills 3 US Marines And Injured 20 in Australia

A military training went wrong after U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft crash in Australia, killing three US Marines and injuring 20.

According to the Marines, troops were being transported during a routine training exercise when the accident occurred. 

Five of the wounded have been transported to Royal Darwin Hospital in serious condition.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said only Americans were hurt in the crash. 

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the three U.S. service personnel who lost their lives, those who have been injured, the rest of the crew and indeed the entire United States armed forces.”

The Osprey is a hybrid aircraft that can take off, hover and land like a helicopter but can also convert its propellers to operate like wings of an airplane, giving it more speed and range, according to Boeing.

Marine Ospreys have now been involved in 6 fatal crashes since 2012, with the previous incident being in June 2022, when five Marines died in a fiery crash in California.