Some Persons Missing as US Navy Aircraft Crashes Inside Philippine Sea

No less than eight people have been rescued after a US military aircraft with 11 people on board crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to an American aircraft carrier near Japan.

[caption id="attachment_35932" align="aligncenter" width="960"] The Navy plane – reportedly a C2 Greyhound – is said to have suffered engine trouble[/caption]

According to The Sun UK, Japanese and American rescuers scrambled to reach the downed aircraft in seas off the remote reef of Okinotori, in the latest accident to hit American armed forces in East Asia.

The government in Tokyo said it had been informed eight people had been plucked to safety and that US authorities had said engine trouble was the suspected cause of the accident.

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