Search underway for US Marine Corps helicopter after 'mishap' off Australia's east coast

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August 05, 2017 22:10:02

A major search and rescue operation is underway off the coast of Queensland for the crew of a United States Marine Corps helicopter.

The US Military confirmed one of its MV-22 aircraft was involved in a “mishap” off the east coast.

The aircraft had been in Queensland as part of the Talisman Sabre joint training exercise between Australian and United States military forces.

The exercises were taking place in Shoalwater Bay training area near Rockhampton in Central Queensland.

More to come.

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August 05, 2017 21:35:31



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