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Search Continues For Missing Sailors After Navy Plane Crash In Philippine Sea

In this picture supposing by a U.S. Navy, a C-2A Greyhound prepares to land in August. Three remained blank after a same form of craft crashed Wednesday in a Philippine Sea.

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In this picture supposing by a U.S. Navy, a C-2A Greyhound prepares to land in August. Three remained blank after a same form of craft crashed Wednesday in a Philippine Sea.

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/AP

The Navy says it has told a subsequent of family of 3 blank sailors who left after a pile-up of a ride craft on Wednesday in a Philippine Sea as a hunt for them continues. Eight others were discovered shortly after a crash.

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

As we reported Wednesday, a twin-engine propeller-driven C-2A Greyhound, used to packet organisation and cargo, went down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa with 11 organisation and passengers aboard as it was streamer to a aircraft conduit USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76). In reduction than an hour, 8 were discovered “in good condition.”

But a hunt for a others continues. U.S. and Japanese naval army had finished a hunt of some-more than 320 nautical miles as of Thursday morning, a Navy said.

The Reagan was holding partial of a corner practice with Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force when a craft crashed, according to The Associated Press.

In a tweet, a U.S. 7th Fleet pronounced that “next of family notifications to surprise families that their Sailors are avocation standing locale different (DUSTWUN) are complete.”

“Our whole concentration is on anticipating all of a Sailors,” Rear Adm. Marc H. Dalton, Commander, Task Force 70, pronounced in a statement. “U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft are acid a area of a crash, and we will be relentless in a efforts.”

President Trump pronounced in a tweet: “We are monitoring a situation. Prayers for all involved.”

The U.S. 7th Fleet, that covers Asian waters, has had a fibre of lethal accidents in a final several months. In August, a guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided nearby a Singapore Strait, withdrawal 10 sailors dead. And in June, a USS Fitzgerald, also a guided-missile destroyer, and a enclosure vessel collided nearby Japan.