Two crew members are missing after an Indian navy plane reportedly crashed into the sea off the western state of Goa. BBC reports:
The navy said the plane, a Dornier surveillance aircraft, was on a routine flight when it went down late on Tuesday. The cause is not known. One crew member was rescued and a search operation has been launched for the missing two, navy spokesman Rahul Sinha said in a statement.
It is the latest in a series of mishaps for the Indian military Last November, one crew member died and four were missing when a navy ship sank during exercises off the coastal city of Visakhapatnam. In March 2014, a navy officer died in an accident on board a ship being built at a dockyard in Mumbai.
A month earlier, a fire on board a nuclear submarine off Mumbai left two sailors dead. The navy chief resigned in response. And in August 2013, 18 sailors died in one of the navy’s worst disasters when a submarine sank after a fire at the same dockyard in Mumbai.