March 17, 1996 in Nation/World

Navy Pilots Missing After Plane Crash

Compiled From Wire Services

The Navy searched waters off Puerto Rico on Saturday for two pilots whose plane crashed during a routine exercise.

The S-3 Viking plane piloted by Lt. Thomas P. Wilcox III, and Lt. Donald R. Cioffi crashed shortly after takeoff from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis on Friday night, naval officials said.

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