Plane Carrying 11 Crew And Passengers Crashes In Philippine Sea The U.S. Navy is reporting one of its aircraft has crashed in the Philippine Sea.

Plane Carrying 11 Crew And Passengers Crashes In Philippine Sea

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We're also tracking this news this morning. A U.S. Navy aircraft crashed off the coast of Japan. It was carrying 11 people. And we are now told that eight have been found alive.


This was a transporter plane. It was supposed to land on the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. The flight was part of exercises being conducted with Japan's maritime self-defense force in the midst of rising tensions with North Korea. We will have more on this story as it develops this morning.

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