November 24, 2017 8:24:44 am
The U.S. Navy says the search has ended for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed on Wednesday.
The C-2A “Greyhound” transport aircraft was traveling to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier when it crashed. Eight people were rescued quickly and are in good condition, but Japanese and U.S. ships and aircraft had continued searching for the others.
The Navy’s 7th Fleet said details of the three missing sailors were being withheld pending completion of notification of next of kin procedures.
The Navy is investigating the crash.
Best of Express Premium
The twin-propeller plane crashed while bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the aircraft carrier.
The Reagan was participating in a joint exercise with Japan’s navy when the plane crashed.
📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.