US Navy locates crashed plane deep on Pacific seabed

January 05, 2018 - 9:52 pm

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy has located a transport aircraft deep on the Pacific Ocean floor where it crashed in November, killing three sailors on board.

The C-2A "Greyhound" aircraft, which was traveling to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan when it crashed the day before Thanksgiving in the Philippine Sea, rests at a depth of about 18,500 feet (5,640 meters).

The Japan-based 7th Fleet says in a statement salvaging the plane will be the deepest recovery attempt of an aircraft to date.

Eight people were rescued.

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