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

U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/via REUTERS

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
Font Size:

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.”

Follow Saagar Enjeti on Twitter

Send tips to

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact