U.S. Navy Plane Crashes in North Arabian Sea, One Missing

One U.S. crew member was missing and three were rescued after a surveillance plane stationed with the USS Eisenhower crashed in the Arabian sea Wednesday, the U.S. navy said.

The E-2C Hawkeye craft from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron crashed at approximately 2 p.m. local time.

It was returning to its ship after conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom when it experienced mechanical malfunctions and the crew performed a controlled bailout, the U.S. Navy said in a statement.

The affected service personnel were not identified, pending notification of their next-of-kin.