The U.S. Navy suspended the search for three sailors who had been missing since a cargo plane crashed in the Western Pacific more than 36 hours earlier.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our lost shipmates and their families,” Rear Adm. Marc Dalton said in a statement released late Thursday. “As difficult as this is, we are thankful for the rapid and effective response that led to the rescue of eight of our shipmates, and I appreciate the professionalism and dedication shown by all who participated in the search efforts.”
Eight sailors were rescued after the C-2A “Greyhound” transport aircraft went down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. – Fox News
Featured image of A C-2A Greyhound, assigned to the “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 40, as it prepares to land on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. R. Pacheco