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Search On For Missing Aircrew Member From San Diego-Based USS Makin Island

Official U.S. Navy file photo of an MV-22 Osprey to launch from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
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Official U.S. Navy file photo of an MV-22 Osprey to launch from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

The search is on in the North Arabian Gulf for a missing aircrew member assigned to the San Diego-based USS Makin Island.

According to the Navy, the missing crew member was one of two who bailed out of a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey that lost power after taking off from the Makin Island.

One of those crew members was rescued, brought aboard the Makin Island for medical treatment, and is listed in stable condition:

The pilot of the aircraft... was able to regain control and safely land aboard Makin Island.

The accident took place at 2:10 p.m. (GMT) Wednesday, and the Navy and Marine Corps plan to investigate the cause.

The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group departed San Diego on July 25 for a scheduled deployment to the Middle East.