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Friday, November 24, 2017

The U.S. Navy announced it has ended its search and rescue operations for three missing sailors who disappeared after the crash of a transport plane on Wednesday in the Philippine Sea southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

"The U.S. Navy ceased search and rescue operations at 10:00 a.m. Japan Standard Time on Nov. 24 for three Sailors not immediately recovered after a C-2A Greyhound crashed on the afternoon of Nov. 22," the Navy said in a statement.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our lost shipmates and their families," said Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, Commander, Task Force 70.

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The U.S. 7th Fleet, based in Japan, has had several deadly accidents in Asian waters in recent months. In August, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near the Singapore Strait, leaving 10 sailors dead. And in June, the USS Fitzgerald, also a guided-missile destroyer, and a container vessel collided near Japan.

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Davy Jones has them now; fair winds and following seas..

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-11-24 02:07 PM | Reply

Two days seems short...

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-24 02:42 PM | Reply

2 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER: I understand how one could think that, but in this case they knew where the aircraft went down and could do a very thorough Search And Rescue operation of that area. When you hear about Coast Guard/military searches that last many days is when they are unsure of exactly where a vessel or aircraft went down.

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-11-25 02:53 AM | Reply

It seems like a reasonable explanation, yes. But man do I wish it weren't so.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-26 12:43 AM | Reply

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