US Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing

Updated: Nov 23, 2017, 11:14 IST | Agencies

A US Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the US Seventh Fleet said

A US Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the US Seventh Fleet said. Eight people were rescued, with three others missing, it said, adding that all of the rescued personnel were transferred to the carrier for medical evaluation and were in good condition.

US Navy Pic/AFP
US Navy Pic/AFP

"Rescue efforts for three personnel continue with US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and aircraft on scene," the US Seventh Fleet said in a news release.

11 Total number of people the aircraft was carrying

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