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Osprey mishap: US Marines aircraft located at Shoalwater Bay off Rockhampton | ABC News 

The submerged remains of a US military aircraft that crashed off Queensland’s coast, leaving three marines presumed dead, has been found.

Defence Minister Marise Payne said the aircraft — an MV-22 Osprey — was found by HMAS Melville, which arrived in Shoalwater Bay overnight.

The Osprey ditched into the water off the Queensland coast during a training exercise on Saturday afternoon, and 23 of the 26 crew members on board were rescued.

The US Marine Corps called off the search and rescue operation early on Sunday morning and moved to a recovery and salvage phase expected to take several months.

Source: Osprey mishap: US Marines aircraft located at Shoalwater Bay off Rockhampton | ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)