US Navy aircraft crashes into Philippine Sea, 8 bodies recovered
Eight bodies have been recovered following the crash of US Navy's C2-A Greyhound into the Philippine Sea on Wednesday. The U.S. Navy aircraft was flying with people aboard, according to a Navy news release.
The names of the crew and passengers are being withheld pending next of kin notification.
It stated that personnel recovery is underway and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff.
The aircraft was en-route to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is currently operating in the Philippine Sea.
USS Ronald Reagan is conducting search and rescue operations. The cause of the crash is not known at this time.
Search and rescue operations are underway.In August, the US Navy lost 10 personnel when the USS John McCain collided with a tanker off Singapore.
Two months earlier, the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship crashed into each other off Japan, leaving seven sailors dead.
A @USNavy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa while en-route to the Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). #USSRonaldReagan is conducting search and rescue operations. https://t.co/ZJqpxyYqcR— 7th Fleet (@US7thFleet) November 22, 2017