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23 November 2017, 12:16 | Bernice Figueroa
US Navy aircraft carrying 11 people crashes into sea off Japan
The C2-A Greyhound aircraft was on a routine flight from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in southern Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, which is now in the Philippine Sea on exercises with Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force.
The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
"The Maritime Self-Defense Force is now searching with US forces", Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said, according to public broadcaster NHK.
"Personnel recovery is underway and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff", it said.
The C2-A is assigned to the "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Three Zero, Detachment Five, forward deployed in NAF Atsugi, Japan, the Navy said.
In Tokyo, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said a joint operation had been launched.
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