Crews continue to search for 3 missing sailors after plane crash in Philippine Sea

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A C-2A Greyhound performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in waters south of Japan, May 19, 2017. (NATHAN BURKE/U.S. NAVY)
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A C-2A Greyhound performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in waters south of Japan, May 19, 2017. (NATHAN BURKE/U.S. NAVY)

Crews continue to search for 3 missing sailors after plane crash in Philippine Sea

by: Tyler Hlavac | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 24, 2017

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Search-and-rescue efforts continued Thursday for three sailors missing after a Navy aircraft went down the previous afternoon in the Philippine Sea.

A C-2A Greyhound carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed in waters southeast of Okinawa at approximately 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, while en route to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy said.

“Our entire focus is on finding all of our sailors,” Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, Task Force 70 commander, said in a statement released Thursday. “U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft are searching the area of the crash, and we will be relentless in our efforts.”

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