In Harm's Way: U.S. Navy courage and recovery in both hemispheres.

Nov 29, 2017, 05:31 AM

11-29-2017 (Photo: A U.S. Navy Grumman C-2A Greyhound of fleet logistics support squadron VRC-40 Rawhides in flight on 29 October 2009. Note that the C-2 is equipped with the 8-blade Navy Propeller 2000 (NP-2000). Upgraded aircraft also receive a Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) system to reduce radio channel congestion and. Also added was a system combining Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment and an inertial navigation system, allowing flight crews to perform precise landing approaches.) Twitter: @BatchelorShow

In Harm's Way: U.S. Navy courage and recovery in both hemispheres.

The crash was the fifth accident this year for the fleet, which has its headquarters in Japan and is the Navy’s largest fleet overseas. The accidents, including a pair of deadly collisions, led the Navy to relieve the head of the Seventh Fleet of his command in August.

The plane crashed in the Philippine Sea about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday while en route to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the Seventh Fleet said. The C2-A Greyhound is a model that has been in use for decades to ferry personnel and supplies to and from aircraft carriers at sea.

(CNN)A Russian Su-30 fighter jet made an "unsafe" intercept of a US P-8A Poseidon aircraft Saturday while it was flying over the Black Sea, the Pentagon told CNN Monday.

"The US aircraft was operating in international airspace and did nothing to provoke this Russian behavior," Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, told CNN. The Russian jet's actions were deemed unsafe because the aircraft crossed in front of the US plane from right to left while engaging its afterburners, forcing the P-8 to enter its jet wash, an action that caused the US plane to experience "a 15-degree roll and violent turbulence," according to Baldanza.