A United States Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa at approximately 2:45 p.m local time on the 22nd of November.
The names of the crew and passengers are being withheld pending next of kin notification.
Personnel recovery is underway and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff.
The aircraft was en-route to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is currently operating in the Philippine Sea.
USS Ronald Reagan is conducting search and rescue operations. The cause of the crash is not known at this time.
#BREAKING UPDATE: Eight personnel recovered following C2-A Greyhound crash and transferred to #USSRonaldReagan for medical eval. In good condition. Search and rescue for three personnel continues. More to follow.
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) November 22, 2017