Three Americans were injured in an accident during a military exercise in Australia, with one person in critical condition and the other two in stable condition. According to the operator of the rescue helicopter CareFlight, the injured were flown to the Royal Darwin Hospital, which is about 100 kilometers south of the crash site. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese confirmed that all three victims were Americans.
The accident happened during Exercise Predators Run, a joint military exercise involving forces from the United States, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and East Timor. The specific incident occurred on Melville Island, where a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft, crashed.
The person in critical condition has been identified as a US Marine, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. However, no further details on the identities of the other two injured Americans were released.
The Australian Ministry of Defense is currently investigating the cause of the crash. It is not yet known why the plane crashed during the military exercise. The priority now is to provide necessary medical attention and support to the injured being treated at the Royal Darwin Hospital.