Marines Identify 3 Killed in MV-22 Crash off Australian Coast

(left to right) Maj. Tobin Lewis, 37, Capt. Eleanor LeBeau, 29, Cpl. Spencer Collart, 21

THE PENTAGON – The Marines identified the three service members who were killed in the Sunday crash of an MV-22B off the coast Darwin, Australia.

The Marines were Cpl. Spencer Collart, 21, Capt. Eleanor LeBeau, 29, and Maj. Tobin Lewis, 37. All three Marines were assigned to “the Red Lions” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) Squadron that were forward deployed to Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.

Collart, who...

MV-22 Osprey Carrying 20 Marines Crashes in Australia

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, transports Royal Australian Air Force and Navy senior leadership during Talisman Sabre 23, in the Coral Sea, July 22, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo

An MV-22 Osprey carrying approximately 20 U.S. Marines crashed off the coast of Darwin, Australia, local news reported Sunday morning.

The helicopter crashed around 11 a.m. local time on Melville Island while Marines were conducting...

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Survivors of Navy Contracted Learjet

Phoenix Air Learjet 35 approaching Naval Air Station North Island in 2009. Photo via Wikipedia

The Coast Guard suspended its search for three people who crashed in a Phoenix Learjet near San Clemente Island, Calif., the service announced Thursday.

The Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force and Customs and Border Protection helped look for the crew and debris from the Navy-contracted plane that took off from Point Mugu Naval Air Station, according to a Coast Guard release. The service narrowed it down to...

BREAKING: Navy Training Jet Crashes in Texas, Pilot Safely Ejects

A T-45 Goshawk, assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, prepares to land on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Jan. 20, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post will be updated with additional information.

A Navy training aircraft crashed as it was approaching Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, the service announced Tuesday.

A T-45 Goshawk crashed around noon local time, NAS Kingsville said in a Facebook post. The pilot ejected and no injuries were reported.

The aircraft...

Fisherman Dead After Collision With Coast Guard Cutter Near Puerto Rico

USCGC Winslow Griesser, homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico, transits toward the pier in Bridgetown, Barbados, June 7, 2017. US Coast Guard Photo

A fisherman is dead after a U.S. Coast Guard cutter and a fishing boat crashed outside of Puerto Rico Monday.

Carlos Rosario and his brother, Samuel Beltrán were fishing on their commercial fishing boat, Deskata, when it collided with cutter Winslow Griesser approximately 4 nautical miles outside of Dorado, Puerto Rico. The cause of the collision, which...

Crew Blameless for 2021 MH-60S Crash Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, New Investigation Finds

Sailors who died after an Aug. 31, 2021, MH-60S Knighthawk crash off the coast of California. USNI News Photo Illustration

A failure in the system that keeps a helicopter rotor system stable was responsible for a fatal August 2021 fatal helicopter crash in which five sailors were killed, according to the results of an investigation released this week.

The Navy released the command investigation into the August 31 MH-60S crash that occurred just after the helicopter touched down on the flight deck...

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