The US military said that search was in progress for the three United States service members , after military aircraft crashed off east Australian sea coast. In a official statement issued by US Marine Corps, it confirmed of search and rescue being underway for three US Marines.
US statement also said that small boats along with aircrafts have been roped in for the rescue service. 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, a part of US military, are spear heading the search and rescue operations.
According to the US military, the MV-22, with 26 personnel aboard, was launched from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and was conducting regularly scheduled operations when the aircraft entered the water. The circumstances of the mishap are currently under investigation. Its still unclear if their are any remaining survivors or not, further details are awaited.
MV-22 aircraft has the ability to do vertical take off and landing, designed for military, search and rescue operation, and transport. Its a multi purpose plane with effective maneuverability to land on any small piece of land. MV-22 turbo-propeller is a combo of a plane and helicopter.