Defense

8 Sailors Rescued, 3 Missing After Navy Aircraft Plunges Into Sea

Eight U.S. sailors have been recovered from the Philippine Sea after a Navy aircraft plunged into the ocean near Okinawa, Japan Wednesday, 7th Fleet announced in a statement.

“The aircraft was en-route to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is currently operating in the Philippine Sea. USS Ronald Reagan is conducting search and rescue operations. The cause of the crash is not known at this time,” the statement said.

7th Fleet added hours later that “8 personnel recovered following C2-A crash have been transferred to USS Ronald Reagan for medical evaluation and are in good condition. Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue.”

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