Death: 1 dead, 2 saved in Navy ED-2 Crash North – An E-2D Navy Hawkeye plane went down north of Chincoteague Island at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, killing one crew member and rescuing two others. At 7:31 p.m., 911 received a call.
The body of the dead person was discovered by the US Coast Guard. According to a story on WAVY.com, Lt. Cmdr. Rob Myers, a public affairs officer with Naval Air Force Atlantic, said the plane was conducting a regular exercise when it crashed near the Maryland border just off of Wildcat Point.
According to shoredailynews.com, The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, Maryland State Police Trooper 4, a Coast Guard launch from Chincoteague, and a Coast Guard Helicopter from Elizabeth City with a water rescue team launched boats to locate the wreckage.
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission, the Stockton Fire Company, the Wallops Fire Department, the Atlantic Volunteer Fire Department, and the New Church Fire Department were also involved. A military plane flew above the disaster site and directed the boats to the area. Dive teams from Ocean City and Salisbury were also dispatched. Other Worcester County units were also notified.