US Navy aircraft crashes into the Philippine sea, 3 missing

A plane crashed into the Philippine sea — the latest in a number of tragic incidents involving the US Navy in east Asian waters.

 

A CS-A Greyhound transport plane carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed into the Philippine sea Wednesday afternoon — leaving three people missing.

Search efforts continue for them.

Eight people have been rescued and are in good condition – according to the US Navy.

The Navy said the cause of the crash is not yet known

The names of those onboard are being withheld, pending the notification of their next of kin.

In a tweet – President Donald Trump said the situation is being monitored, and prayers for all involved.

This year alone, 17 US sailors have died in a spate of incidents involving US Navy ships assigned to east Asia.

In June, a guided-missile destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a cargo ship off Japan, killing seven US sailors, including 23-year-old Fil-Am Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan from Chula Vista, California.

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