Skip to comments.3 Missing After U.S. Navy Aircraft Crashes Into Pacific Ocean Off Japan
Posted on 11/22/2017 4:27:13 PM PST by BenLurkin
Eight people have been rescued and are in good condition aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy said in a statement. Meanwhile US and Japanese ships and planes are searching the area for the three people who remain missing.
The names of those who were onboard are being withheld pending the notification of their next of kin, the Navy said.
The crash happened approximately 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa as the C2-A Greyhound aircraft was on course to land on the Reagan. It had been transporting passengers and cargo from the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan to the aircraft carrier.
A Navy public affairs officer told CNN the plane was on approach to the carrier, but didnt know how far away it was.
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On approach and it just went down? Some massive mechanical failure? Prayers for the missing.
An example of this type of aircraft...
C-2A Greyhound landing on USS John C. Stennis (HD)
Pretty amazing. Wouldn’t want to do that unless it was really necessary.
In the old days that was the mail.
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