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