US Navy Aircraft with 11 crew members crashes in Philippine Sea; Eight personnel recovered
Source :NewsBharati Date :22-Nov-2017
Philippine Sea, November 22: One of the most powerful countries in defense services of the world has faced a Crash to its Navy aircraft in the Philippine Sea while en-routing to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. A Navy aircraft CVN 76 of United States carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa at just about 2:45 in the afternoon on Wednesday.
Personnel resurgence is in progress and their condition will be evaluated by the USS Ronald Reagan medical staff. The aircraft was on the way to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is currently in service in the Philippine Sea. USS Ronald Reagan is conducting search and rescue operations. Eight personnel recovered following C2-A Greyhound crash and transferred to USS Ronald Reagan for medical evaluation. All are in good condition. Search and rescue for three personnel continues. The reason of the crash is not known at this time.
In the last seven years total 334 Aircraft crashes were occurred. In 2017, 16 Military Aircrafts have been crashed. While in 2016, the number of crashes was 54. And 34 aircrafts were crashed in 2015. The number of aircraft crashes in the following years: 2010-71, 2011-24, 2012-65, 2013-37 and in 2014-33.