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Three missing after US Navy C-2 crashes in Pacific Ocean

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 23, 2017
A file image of a a C-2A Greyhound. (US Navy)

A search and rescue operation is underway for three US sailors after a C-2A Greyhound carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft crashed in the Pacific Ocean.

The twin-engine  C-2A was carrying 11 passengers and crew on a routine transport flight from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Wednesday when it crashed about 500nm southeast of the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Eight personnel were rescued by US Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77, which operates the MH-60S Seahawk, and transferred to the nearby USS Ronald Reagan for medical assessment and were in good condition, the US Navy said in a statement on its website.

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However, three sailors were still missing after the accident, with US and Japanese ships and aircraft part of the search effort.

Assets out looking for the trio included US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem, MH-60R Seahawk helicopters and P-8A Poseidon and P-3C Orion aircraft; the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier Kaga and the JMSDF destroyer Shimakaze.

“A full search and rescue mission is underway for the missing three,” Secretary of the US Navy Richard Spencer said in a statement.

“We are grateful to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for their assistance, but I would ask that we keep our fellow Navy family members in our thoughts and prayers.”

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It is the latest incident involving the US military in the region, following the loss of a US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey off the coast of Queensland in August.

There were also two fatal collisions at sea between USN destroyers and civilian vessels in the region in June and August this year.

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5 Comments

  • Mick181

    says:

    This year can’t end soon enough for the USN. 2 Destroyers badly damaged with loss of life, 3 other collisions, a Osprey going down off Australia with heavy loss of life now this tragedy.

  • Paul

    says:

    Praying for our US brothers. I hope it will be a better year next year.

  • Darren

    says:

    Sad to hear all of this…

    Prayers to those impacted by this accident

  • John N

    says:

    As Mick181 said, certainly a year the USN would probably rather forget.

    As to this accident with the C-2A, one would hope there is good news shortly regarding the missing crew members.

    And this is certainly a bit out of the blue regarding the C2A too, yes there were accidents in the early days, but from my understanding there hasn’t been a significant accident with this aircraft for more than 40 years.

    Too early to tell, or speculate, if the problem is some sort of failure with the aircraft itself or a crew issue, hope they get to the bottom of it one way or the other.

  • Paul

    says:

    2 B-1s at Amberley in 1-2 days for 2 weeks.

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Three missing after US Navy C-2 crashes in Pacific Ocean

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 23, 2017
A file image of a a C-2A Greyhound. (US Navy)

A search and rescue operation is underway for three US sailors after a C-2A Greyhound carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft crashed in the Pacific Ocean.

The twin-engine  C-2A was carrying 11 passengers and crew on a routine transport flight from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Wednesday when it crashed about 500nm southeast of the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Eight personnel were rescued by US Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77, which operates the MH-60S Seahawk, and transferred to the nearby USS Ronald Reagan for medical assessment and were in good condition, the US Navy said in a statement on its website.

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However, three sailors were still missing after the accident, with US and Japanese ships and aircraft part of the search effort.

Assets out looking for the trio included US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem, MH-60R Seahawk helicopters and P-8A Poseidon and P-3C Orion aircraft; the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier Kaga and the JMSDF destroyer Shimakaze.

“A full search and rescue mission is underway for the missing three,” Secretary of the US Navy Richard Spencer said in a statement.

“We are grateful to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for their assistance, but I would ask that we keep our fellow Navy family members in our thoughts and prayers.”

PROMOTED CONTENT

It is the latest incident involving the US military in the region, following the loss of a US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey off the coast of Queensland in August.

There were also two fatal collisions at sea between USN destroyers and civilian vessels in the region in June and August this year.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

5 Comments

  • Mick181

    says:

    This year can’t end soon enough for the USN. 2 Destroyers badly damaged with loss of life, 3 other collisions, a Osprey going down off Australia with heavy loss of life now this tragedy.

  • Paul

    says:

    Praying for our US brothers. I hope it will be a better year next year.

  • Darren

    says:

    Sad to hear all of this…

    Prayers to those impacted by this accident

  • John N

    says:

    As Mick181 said, certainly a year the USN would probably rather forget.

    As to this accident with the C-2A, one would hope there is good news shortly regarding the missing crew members.

    And this is certainly a bit out of the blue regarding the C2A too, yes there were accidents in the early days, but from my understanding there hasn’t been a significant accident with this aircraft for more than 40 years.

    Too early to tell, or speculate, if the problem is some sort of failure with the aircraft itself or a crew issue, hope they get to the bottom of it one way or the other.

  • Paul

    says:

    2 B-1s at Amberley in 1-2 days for 2 weeks.

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Three missing after US Navy C-2 crashes in Pacific Ocean

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 23, 2017
A file image of a a C-2A Greyhound. (US Navy)

A search and rescue operation is underway for three US sailors after a C-2A Greyhound carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft crashed in the Pacific Ocean.

The twin-engine  C-2A was carrying 11 passengers and crew on a routine transport flight from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Wednesday when it crashed about 500nm southeast of the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Eight personnel were rescued by US Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77, which operates the MH-60S Seahawk, and transferred to the nearby USS Ronald Reagan for medical assessment and were in good condition, the US Navy said in a statement on its website.

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However, three sailors were still missing after the accident, with US and Japanese ships and aircraft part of the search effort.

Assets out looking for the trio included US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem, MH-60R Seahawk helicopters and P-8A Poseidon and P-3C Orion aircraft; the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier Kaga and the JMSDF destroyer Shimakaze.

“A full search and rescue mission is underway for the missing three,” Secretary of the US Navy Richard Spencer said in a statement.

“We are grateful to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for their assistance, but I would ask that we keep our fellow Navy family members in our thoughts and prayers.”

PROMOTED CONTENT

It is the latest incident involving the US military in the region, following the loss of a US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey off the coast of Queensland in August.

There were also two fatal collisions at sea between USN destroyers and civilian vessels in the region in June and August this year.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

5 Comments

  • Mick181

    says:

    This year can’t end soon enough for the USN. 2 Destroyers badly damaged with loss of life, 3 other collisions, a Osprey going down off Australia with heavy loss of life now this tragedy.

  • Paul

    says:

    Praying for our US brothers. I hope it will be a better year next year.

  • Darren

    says:

    Sad to hear all of this…

    Prayers to those impacted by this accident

  • John N

    says:

    As Mick181 said, certainly a year the USN would probably rather forget.

    As to this accident with the C-2A, one would hope there is good news shortly regarding the missing crew members.

    And this is certainly a bit out of the blue regarding the C2A too, yes there were accidents in the early days, but from my understanding there hasn’t been a significant accident with this aircraft for more than 40 years.

    Too early to tell, or speculate, if the problem is some sort of failure with the aircraft itself or a crew issue, hope they get to the bottom of it one way or the other.

  • Paul

    says:

    2 B-1s at Amberley in 1-2 days for 2 weeks.

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