One person has been killed and two others rescued by a Coast Guard after a Navy plane crashed off the coast of Virginia.On March 31, 2022 by editor
Two crew members have non-life-threatening injuries.
March 31, 2022, 4:33 AM
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A crew member was killed and two others were rescued after a Navy plane crashed off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Navy.
The E-2D Hawkeye, which was assigned to the East Coast Airborne Command and Control Squadron, crashed around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the vicinity of Wallops Island, Virginia, and Chinkoteg, officials said.
Two crew members have been rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard search and are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A third crew member was found dead, the navy said.
The navy said the names of the slain crew members would be revealed if later relatives were notified.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known.
U.S. Representative Elaine Luria, D-Va., Tweet That he is monitoring the situation.
“As rescue and recovery efforts continue, tonight I would like to express my deepest condolences to our pilots, their families and our first responders,” Luria said.