An MV-22B Osprey aircraft crashed during a training exercise off the northern coast of Australia, resulting in the deaths of three U.S. Marines. The Osprey, which was carrying 23 service members, went down near the Tiwi Islands. The three deceased Marines have been identified, and three other service members are currently hospitalized.
- The MV-22B Osprey crash occurred during a routine training exercise associated with Exercise Predators Run.
- The Marines killed were Cpl. Spencer Collart, 21, Capt. Eleanor LeBeau, 29, and Maj. Tobin Lewis, 37.
- Of the 23 service members on board, three remain hospitalized, with one in critical condition.
- The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
- Osprey aircraft can tilt their rotors to take off vertically and transition between helicopter and plane flight modes.