Four individuals are feared lifeless after a navy helicopter crashed in northern Queensland throughout joint coaching operations between the US and Australia.
Exercise Talisman Saber being performed off the Whitsundays coast.
The helicopter reportedly crashed into the ocean off Hamilton Island round 11 p.m. Friday with 4 individuals on board.
The wreck has been recovered south of Hamilton Island, however the seek for 4 individuals resumed this morning.
It is unclear whether or not the downed helicopter was Australian or American.
Blackhawk helicopters are seen at Townsville Airport as a part of train ‘Talisman Saber 23’ on July 27, 2023. Four individuals are feared lifeless after a navy helicopter crashed off the coast of Queensland through the joint coaching operations between the US and Australia
There are stories of navy plane from each the US and Australia conducting a search and rescue operation within the Airlie Beach space, south of Townsville within the far north of Queensland.
This 12 months’s train – the tenth within the Australia-US bilateral coaching exercise – was the biggest ever, with greater than 30,000 navy personnel collaborating from 13 nations together with Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Papua- New Guinea, Tonga, France, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.
The 14-day train operating via August 4 will take a look at large-scale logistics, multi-domain firepower demonstrations, land fight, amphibious landings and air operations.
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