Posted on 08/05/2017 10:50:28 PM PDT by naturalman1975
US miliary officials have effectively confirmed they don’t expect to find three Marines missing after their aircraft crashed off Queensland’s coast alive and say recovery attempts could drag on for months.
Authorities on Sunday suspended search and rescue operations less than 24 hours after their aircraft crashed off Queensland’s coast while trying to land.
The US Navy and Marine Corp – with help from the Australian Defence Force – are now focusing their efforts on salvage and recovery, which they warn could take several months.
The three missing marines’ next-of-kin have been notified, the Marine base Camp Butler in Japan said in a statement.
The MV-22 Osprey had launched from the USS Bonhomme Richard and was conducting regularly scheduled operations on Saturday when it crashed into the water, Camp Butler said.
The ship’s small boats and aircraft immediately responded in the search and rescue efforts, and 23 of 26 personnel aboard the aircraft were rescued.
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Sympathies to and prayers for the families of those lost.
It doesn’t matter WHO you are, talking to a healthy, living, breathing human being whom you are close to one day, and then NEVER being able to talk to them again the next day is one aspect of humanity that nothing in our bodies and minds has prepared us for.
Of course there is solace in our faith, but it is still the MOST brutal of human experiences and there’s no short cut to getting over it.
I wish I didn’t know just how right you are.
I’m sorry that you do.
I too, speak from experience.
It leaves you dumbfounded. To say the least.
I think it’s because people wrongfully think they have some kind of connection with the actor who ODd.
They dont. They know him as a character he plays in movies.
I’ve been guilty of reading multiple stories when an actor whose movies I’ve seen many of ODs.
It doesn’t make sense that they should be reported and read more than brave young men who selflessly give everything.
But human nature usually doesn’t make much sense
I will be praying for these three patriots and their family.
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