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US Navy sends deep-water team to search for C2-A aircraft

08 December 2017

The US Navy (USN) will deploy a team of deep-water salvage experts to search for the C-2A Greyhound carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft that crashed in the Philippine Sea on the way to aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on 22 November, USN officials said in a statement.

While the aircraft’s last position on the surface of the water is known, the depth of water in that area exceeds 16,000 ft, beyond the capabilities of salvage assets in theatre.

The team of deep-water salvage experts led by the USN’s supervisor of salvage and diving (SUPSALV) will deploy from Washington, DC, service officials said.

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