READ: Gov. Scott issues statement on 2 Florida sailors killed in crash

9:21 p.m Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 Local
Lieutenant Steven Combs and Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso of Florida and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Matthew Chialastri of Louisiana were reported missing after a C-2A Greyhound crashed into the Philippine Sea, the Navy said. Eight sailors were rescued and were in good condition. (U.S. Navy)

Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday said he was “heartbroken” to hear the U.S. Navy report that two Florida sailors are among three killed in a plane crash Wednesday.

Lt. Steven Combs and Airman apprentice Bryan Grosso of Florida and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate airman Matthew Chialastri of Louisiana were reported missing after a C-2A Greyhound crashed into the Philippine Sea, the Navy said. Eight sailors were rescued and were in good condition.

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U.S. and Japanese ships searched for the missing sailors. The Navy is investigating the cause of the crash.

“My wife Ann and I are heartbroken to learn of the loss of these brave members of the US Navy, including Lt. Steven Combs and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso of Florida,” said Scott, who served in the Navy for more than two years after enlisting in 1970. “These men put their lives on the line to defend our families and our freedom. As a Navy veteran myself, I honor their sacrifice and I am praying for their loved ones as they mourn.”

The Navy released this information about the sailors Saturday morning. They did not include the sailors’ hometowns:

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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