>> A US Navy transport plane, carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday. As it flew to the aircraft carrier, the Ronald Reagan. According to the US 7th Fleet, 8 people have been rescued and were in good condition, with the remaining three unaccounted for.
Adding that all of the rescued personnel were transferred to the Ronald Reagan for medical evaluation. In a news release, US 7th Fleet said search and rescue efforts for the three missing will continue and the incident will be investigated. Officials say the crash may have been the result of engine trouble.
This follows a series of avoidable mishaps at sea by the US Navy. In August, 7th Fleet commander, Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, was removed from his post after a series of collisions involving his warships in Asia. In June the USS Fitzgerald almost sank off the coast of Japan after colliding with a Philippine container ship.
The bodies of 7 US sailors were found inside. And 10 sailors were killed in August after the warship John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia.