A Navy aircraft crashed into water in Virginia on Wednesday, with two rescued and one dead.
“Lt. Cmdr. Rob Myers, a public affairs officer with Naval Air Force Atlantic, said the plane was doing a routine exercise when it went down. He confirmed that it was a U.S. Navy E2-D,” according to Fox News.
#people #RESCUED Navy aircraft crashes in Virginia waters; two rescued, one confirmed dead: report – Yahoo News https://t.co/VV8JgWTdom A U.S. Navy plane crashed Wednesday evening in Virginia and two people had been rescued while a search for a third is ongoing, according to lo…
— LIVEEDGES (@LiveEdges) March 31, 2022
“Three people were on board in total. Two injured people were rescued and one was found dead in the aircraft, Myers said, WAVY reported,” the report added.
The crash reportedly took place during an operation assisting a military plane crash in Chincoteague Bay.
Virginia Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria said she is continuing to monitor the situation.
“I’m keeping our naval aviators, their families, and our first responders in my thoughts and prayers tonight as rescue and recovery efforts continue,” she wrote.
I’m continuing to monitor the Navy plane crash in Accomack County.
I’m keeping our naval aviators, their families, and our first responders in my thoughts and prayers tonight as rescue and recovery efforts continue. https://t.co/etYBI7nHTy
— Rep. Elaine Luria (@RepElaineLuria) March 31, 2022
The tragic report follows the loss of four U.S. armed forces personnel in a training exercise with NATO in Norway last month, reminding us of the dangers of serving the nation.