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8 Rescued, 3 Missing After Navy Plane Crashes In Philippine Sea

Two U.S. F/A-18s and a Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s F-15 fly over a USS Ronald Reagan brazen of a corner practice during an undisclosed plcae progressing this month.

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Two U.S. F/A-18s and a Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s F-15 fly over a USS Ronald Reagan brazen of a corner practice during an undisclosed plcae progressing this month.

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Updated during 10:15 a.m. ET

The Navy says 8 people have been discovered and are “in good condition” after a propeller-driven C-2 Greyhound carrying 11 organisation and passengers crashed in a Philippine Sea southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

“Search and rescue” for a remaining 3 people is still underway, a Navy says.

In a statement, a U.S. 7th Fleet pronounced a C-2, a twin-engine aeroplane used to packet organisation to and from aircraft carriers, went down about 2:45 p.m. Japan time (12:45 a.m. ET) while it was en track to a aircraft conduit USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76), that is handling in a region.

By 3:23 p.m. internal time, 8 people were recovered. “All organisation were eliminated to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for medical analysis and are in good condition during this time,” a Navy says.

The occurrence will be investigated. The means of a pile-up is not nonetheless known, an progressing matter said.

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The names of organisation and passengers were being funded tentative presentation of subsequent of kin, a Navy says, but any serve explanation.

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force is aiding with hunt and rescue efforts for a 3 blank personnel.

The Associated Press adds background:

“The 7th Fleet has had dual deadly accidents in Asian waters this year, withdrawal 17 sailors passed and call a dismissal of 8 tip Navy officers from their posts, including a 7th Fleet commander.

“The USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided nearby Singapore in August, withdrawal 10 U.S. sailors dead. Seven sailors died in Jun when a USS Fitzgerald and a enclosure boat collided off Japan.”

The Navy provides some-more sum on a aircraft that crashed:

“The aircraft was conducting a slight ride moody carrying passengers and load from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). …

“The C2-A is reserved to a “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Three Zero, Detachment Five, brazen deployed in NAF Atsugi, Japan. Detachment Five’s goal includes a ride of high-priority cargo, mail, avocation passengers and Distinguished Visitors between USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and seaside bases via a Western Pacific and Southeast Asia theaters.”