- Nov. 25, 2017: The identities of the the 3 missing US sailors were released by the Navy Saturday morning, after their families had been notified.
- Nov 23, 2017 10:51 PM EST: Search ends for 3 US sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash
- The search has ended for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed on Wednesday, the navy said Friday.
- Nov 22, 2017 9:52 AM EST WASHINGTON: Senate Armed Services Committee monitoring situation
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in a tweet Wednesday that the Senate Armed Services Committee is monitoring developments in the crash of a C2-A Greyhound aircraft.
McCain, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war, said he was praying for those involved in Wednesday's crash.
Officials said a C2-A Greyhound aircraft carrying 11 people crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa. Eight people were found after the crash. Officials said they were last listed in "good condition."
Three people remained missing Wednesday.
- Nov 22, 2017 8:58 AM EST PHILIPPINE SEA: Cause of crash under investigation
The circumstances that led a U.S. Navy transporter plane to crash into the ocean near Okinawa on Wednesday remains under investigation.
Three people remained missing in the hours after a C2-A Greyhound aircraft carrying 11 people crashed into the ocean around 2:45 p.m. local time. The other eight sailors were recovered and transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan for medical evaluations. Navy officials said they were last listed in good condition.
The Navy Times reported that the C2-A aircraft was "conducting a routine transport flight carrying passengers and cargo from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to Reagan, which was operating in the Philippine Sea as part of an exercise with Japanese military."
Officials with the Navy's 7th Fleet announced last week that about 14,000 U.S. personnel would be participating in an annual bilateral maritime field training exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The exercise, which U.S. officials called the "premier training event" between the navies, was scheduled to run from Nov. 16 to Nov. 26 in the waters surrounding Okinawa.
- Nov 22, 2017 8:37 AM EST - PHILIPPINE SEA: Search for missing sailors continues
The USS Ronald Reagan is leading ongoing search and rescue efforts for three U.S. Navy sailors who remain missing after a C2-A Greyhound aircraft with 11 people on-board crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa around 2:45 p.m. local time Wednesday.
Navy officials said eight sailors were recovered by the "Golden Falcons" of the U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron after the crash. They were in good condition, officials said in a news release.
"Our entire focus is on finding all of our Sailors," said Rear Adm. Marc H. Dalton, Commander of Task Force 70. "U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft are searching the area of the crash, and we will be relentless in our efforts."
- Nov 22, 2017 8:09 AM EST – PALM BEACH, Fla.: Trump responds on Twitter
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to respond to the news of the U.S. Navy aircraft crash.
"The @USNavy is conducting search and rescue following aircraft crash," he wrote. "We are monitoring the situation. Prayers for all involved."
- Nov 22, 2017 5:23 AM EST – PHILIPPINE SEA: 8 personnel recovered, in 'good condition'
The U.S. Navy says eight personnel have been recovered and are in "good condition" after a C2-A Greyhound aircraft crash in the Pacific Ocean.
The personnel were taken to the USS Ronald Reagan for medical evaluation, a news release said.
"Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue with U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships and aircraft on scene," the release said.
Read more here.
- Nov 22, 2017 3:56 AM EST – TOKYO: 8 found from aircraft crash; fates unknown
From The Associated Press:
"Japan's defense minister says eight of the crew and passengers on a plane that crashed while en route to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier have been found, but it's unclear if they're alive.
"The Defense Ministry says it had no information on their condition."
The plane is a C-2 aircraft.
Read the full story here.
- Nov 22, 2017 3:33 AM EST – PHILIPPINE SEA: A U.S. Navy aircraft with 11 crew members and passengers on board crashed into the Pacific Ocean southeast of Okinawa about 2:45 p.m. local time Wednesday.
According to a Navy news release, the plane crashed into the Philippine Sea as it was headed to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Officials do not yet know what caused the crash.
The names of those on board "are being withheld pending next-of-kin notification," the news release said, adding that the "USS Ronald Reagan is conducting search and rescue operations.
"Personnel recovery is underway and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff," the release said.
Read more here.
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