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Two people rescued one still missing after Osprey helicopter crash off Virginia coast

Two people rescued one still missing after Osprey helicopter crash off Virginia coast 2

BREAKING NEWS: One soldier feared dead and two others are rescued after Osprey aircraft crashes into Atlantic Ocean off Virginia coast

  • Two soldiers have been rescued after a V-22 Navy Osprey Tilt Rotor crashed off the Virginia coast on Wednesday night
  • One person is still said to be missing following the chopper crash
  • The plane crashed north of the Chincoteague Causeway just off of Wildcat Point near the Maryland state line shortly after 7:30pm on Wednesday evening
  • The Virginia Coast Guard dispatched rescue boats and a rescue helicopter together with a police helicopter from Maryland

Two soldiers have been rescued after a V-22 Navy Osprey Tilt Rotor crashed off the  Virginia coast on Wednesday night.

One person is still said to be missing following the chopper crash.

The plane crashed north of the Chincoteague Causeway just off of Wildcat Point near the Maryland line shortly after 7:30pm on Wednesday evening. 

The plane crashed north of the Chincoteague Causeway just off of Wildcat Point near the Maryland line shortly after 7:30pm on Wednesday evening

The plane crashed north of the Chincoteague Causeway just off of Wildcat Point near the Maryland line shortly after 7:30pm on Wednesday evening

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Two people have been rescued after a V-22 Navy Osprey Tilt Rotor crashed off the Maryland /Virginia coast on Wednesday night (File photo)

When emergency dispatchers made contact, two passengers outside of the plane with injuries.  

The Virginia Coast Guard dispatched a 47-foot lifeboat and a rescue helicopter together with a police helicopter from Maryland to help with search efforts. 

The Ocean City Dive Team has also been summoned to the scene. 

A call went out over the emergency radio for anyone in the waters to be on the lookout for survivors according to Shore Daily News. 

This is a breaking story. More details to follow… 

The plane crashed north of the Chincoteague Causeway just off of Wildcat Point near the Maryland state line shortly after 7:30pm on Wednesday evening. Pictured, file photo of plane

The plane crashed north of the Chincoteague Causeway just off of Wildcat Point near the Maryland state line shortly after 7:30pm on Wednesday evening. Pictured, file photo of plane

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