>> The US Navy identified three sailors who are still missing after their transport plane crashed in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday. The men identified are Lieutenant Steven Combs of Florida, Airman Matthew Chialastri of Louisiana, and Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso of Florida. The C-2 Greyhound transport plane was taking them to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier when it crashed in the sea south of Japan.
Eight other people on board were rescued shortly after the aircraft went down. It's the latest Navy accident following two other deadly incidents in the Asia Pacific. In June the USS Fitzgerald almost sank off the coast of Japan after colliding with a Philippine container ship. The bodies of seven US sailors were found inside.
And ten sailors were killed in August after the warship John S McCain collided with a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia. The two accidents prompting the navy to remove Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin from his post in August.