One Killed, Two Rescued After U.S. Navy Plane Crashes off Virginia Coast

A U.S. Navy plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia, killing one crew member and two rescued, on Wednesday night.

The E-2D Hawkeye, assigned to an East Coast Airborne Command and Control Squadron, crashed at about 7:30 PM on Wednesday, near Wallops Island and Chincoteague, Virginia.

The Navy said that the U.S. Coast Guard search rescued two crew members who are now under treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. 

However, the third crew member was found dead in the aircraft. The Navy said the name of the crew member killed would be released once they have notified the relatives.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown. 

Elaine Luria, D-Va., the U.S. representative for the Second Congressional District of Virginia,  said she continues to monitor the Navy plane crash.

“I’m keeping our naval aviators, their families, and our first responders in my thoughts and prayers tonight as rescue and recovery efforts continue,” Luria said in a tweet.

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