NAVY PLANE GOES DOWN IN THE GULF

MANAMA, Bahrain – A U.S. Navy aircraft crashed in the Persian Gulf region on Wednesday and one of the four crew members was missing, the military said.

Search and rescue efforts were under way, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. Three crew members were rescued.

The E-2C Hawkeye, which is primarily used to detect incoming aircraft with its 24-foot diameter radar, crashed in the North Arabian Sea after the it “experienced mechanical malfunctions,” the statement said.

The plane was used for command and control functions and operated from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. LINK

This is the type of plane my brother-in-law is assigned to. He is currently deployed overseas in that region but not flying. There is a good chance he and my sister may know the crewmen involved in this accident. Please say a prayer that they find the missing aviator alive and well. They have lost friends like this before. It’s never easy to hear news reports like this.

Military families endure unbelievable hardships for the defense of our country. As a Navy family, my sister and her loved ones put up with a lot. Long separations are only the tip of the iceberg. They deserve our respect and thanks for putting their lives on the line everyday.

God bless the U.S. military.

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5 Responses to NAVY PLANE GOES DOWN IN THE GULF

  1. Most definitely, God bless them one and all. Prayers sent.

  2. Ingineer66 says:

    Hope they find him safe and sound.

  3. Dustoff says:

    God bless the U.S. military.

    Well said Capt, well said.

  4. Looks like the pilot was lost. God bless him and his family.

  5. Old NFO says:

    Thoughts and prayers sent…

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