The Navy has identified sailors lost in Philippine Sea crash

(WHDH) —  The Navy has identified the three sailors lost in a plane crash in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday.

Lt. Steven Combs, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these Sailors,” said Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. Seventh Fleet. “Their service and sacrifice will be lasting in Seventh Fleet and we will continue to stand the watch for them, as they did bravely for all of us.”

The three sailors were on a C2-A Greyhound transport plane that crashed in the ocean, southeast of Okinawa.

There were 11 sailors on the plane total, eight of which were rescued quickly and are in good condition.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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