[Posted at 1:51 p.m.] Three of the four crew members aboard a military aircraft that crashed have been rescued and returned to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
All three were in "good condition, without significant injuries," the Fifth Fleet said in a later statement Wednesday. The three were rescued within 32 minutes of the crash.
[Posted at 9:50 a.m] Rescuers are looking for a crew member from an aircraft that crashed in the North Arabian Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said.
An E-2C Hawkeye from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower crashed while conducting duties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the name used for the war in Afghanistan.
Three of the four crew members have been rescued and returned to the Eisenhower. Search-and-rescue efforts are under way for the fourth.
The crew "performed a controlled bailout" after the craft "experienced mechanical malfunctions," the U.S. Navy said.
The E-2C Hawkeye is a twin turboprop aircraft that performs early warning and air traffic control functions.