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Blackbox recovery mission

Navy Recover Black Box Of Crashed Army Aircraft In Search Zone

A recovery team have located the black box of an Australian Army aircraft which plummeted into the ocean in Queensland’s Whitsundays last week. 

The MRH90 is believed to have crashed into the ocean near Hamilton Island on July 28 during training. 

Five people were onboard the flight at the time of the crash including Captain Danniel Lyon, Warrant Officer Class Two Joseph Laycock, Lieutenant Maxwell Nugent and Corporal Alexander Naggs. 

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According to the Department of Defence, The Royal Australian Navy dive team located the black box from the aircraft on Monday. 

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The discovery follows the recovery of unidentified human remains on Thursday last week. 

“Defence’s priority remains the recovery of our soldiers and returning them to their families,” the Department of Defence said in a statement. 

“Defence remains in close contact with the families and is updating them on the operation as new details become available.”

The black box along with the aircraft wreckage has been released to the Department of Defence for further investigation. 

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