US Navy says aircraft with 11 aboard crashed into Pacific
TOKYO - The Associated Press
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 U.S. Navy said.
The Japan-based 7th Fleet says in a statement that the search and rescue operation has been launched from the carrier.
The ship was operating in the Philippine Sea when the crash occurred at 2:45 p.m. Japan time, the statement said.
Names of the crew and passengers are being withheld pending next of kin notification, the statement added.