Navy Ends Search for Three Sailors Missing After Plane Crash

The U.S. Navy has ended its search efforts for three sailors who were missing after their military plane crashed into the Philippine Sea on Wednesday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our lost shipmates and their families,” said Rear Adm. Marc Dalton. “As difficult as this is, we are thankful for the rapid and effective response that led to the rescue of eight of our shipmates, and I appreciate the professionalism and dedication shown by all who participated in the search efforts.” The plane crashed near Okinawa as it was returning to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Eight of the 11 people on board were rescued successfully. The crash was the latest in a string of recent deadly incidents for the military in the Pacific.