posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 05:39 PM
A breaking report still developing four Navy aviators are missing after
failing to return to their carrier USS John C. Stennis. After what is being called a routine training mission. So far few details are being made
available to the public other than the fact that an investigation is under way.
Please scroll through the thread for the updates, and to see the timeline as it all evolved.
Tuesday August 10, 2004
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four Navy aviators were listed as missing Tuesday when their aircraft failed to return to the carrier USS John C. Stennis following a
routine training mission, the Navy said.
The four were aboard a S-3B Viking as part of joint U.S. military air and sea exercises in the western Pacific Ocean.
Crews from the USS Stennis and another nearby carrier, the USS Kitty Hawk, were searching for survivors.
The aviators were part of the ``Blue Wolves'' squadron based at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
At this time there is no further information available other than that in the above source report.
It seems that the aircraft may have crashed but the fate of the crew is still unknown as well as the cause.. Listed as missing.
[edit on 10-8-2004 by UM_Gazz]
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