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A Navy Contract Jet Cr@shed Off the Coast of Southern California, Taking the Lives of Three People

3 Missing After Navy Contract Plane Crashes (1)

3 Missing After Navy Contract Plane Crashes (1)

Three individuals were aboard a Navy contract aircraft that went down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California on Wednesday morning, and a search is underway to locate them.

The U.S. Coast Guard received word of the Learjet accident shortly before 8 a.m. PT, roughly a mile southwest of San Clemente Island. Point Mugu is a component of Naval Base Ventura County, which is about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

A Coast Guard spokeswoman confirmed to CBS News that a Navy contract jet had taken off from Point Mugu before to the incident. On Wednesday night, the NTSB tweeted that they were probing the crash of a Gates Learjet 36A.

You can check out the following tweets to see what people are saying about the airplane cr@sh:

There was a delay in disclosing information about the three missing people or their connection to the Navy. About eighty miles west of San Diego is the U.S. Navy-owned San Clemente Island. The specifics of the accident were sketchy at best.

The following is a list of links that are associated with the cr@sh:

The Coast Guard was informed by the Navy’s Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, which is responsible for offshore air traffic control, that the Learjet had reported an emergency and was unable to return to the airstrip on San Clemente Island. U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined the Coast Guard and Navy in their hunt.

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