Search and rescue operation for 3 missing Marines suspended

Military officials call the Osprey heli-plane accident off Australia coast a "mishap."
1:32 | 08/06/17

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Next, overseas to the search and rescue operation suspended for service members in what the military is calling a mishap off the coast of Australia. Here's Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: Tonight, a heart-breaking mission. The Marine Corps and Navy trying to locate the crashed osprey. As new images emerge of the crash survivors. 23 Marines rescued after the incident. The Pentagon telling ABC news on its final approach, it crashed into the waters. Investigators suspending the search and rescue operation for three missing service members, now calling it a recovery mission. The osprey flies like an airplane, but lands like a helicopter. But a has a controversial history. During its development, 23 people died during 22 test flights. Among those missing tonight, 26-year-old first lieutenant Benjamin cross. His brother tells us he joined the Marines because he loved challenges, and loved to fly. He would sacrifice himself in a minute to make sure his fellow service members were safe. It falls right in line with his character. Reporter: Pentagon officials tell me it could be months before the osprey and its data recorder are recovered, along with the missing Marines. Tom?

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