USS Vandegrift Rescues Family; U.S. Navy Continues Search for Malaysian Aircraft

USS Vandegrift Rescues Family; U.S. Navy Continues Search for Malaysian Aircraft


A SAN DIEGO FAMILY IS SAFE ABOARD USS VANDEGRIFT
AFTER BEING RESCUED APRIL 6TH. THE RESCUE WAS A JOINT EFFORT BETWEEN THE
NAVY, COAST GUARD AND CALIFORNIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD. THE KAUFMAN FAMILY AND AIR NATIONAL GUARD
PARA-RESCUEMEN WERE SAFELY MOVED FROM THE SAILBOAT TO USS VANDEGRIFT AND ARE NOW HEADED
TO SAN DIEGO. A TOWED PINGER LOCATOR DETECTED TWO SETS OF
PINGS WHILE SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES JET OFF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN COAST. EXPERTS SAY THESE PINGS ARE CONSISTENT WITH
SOUNDS THAT WOULD COME FROM A BLACK BOX. BEFORE THE WRECKAGE CAN BE CONFIRMED, THE
NAVY WILL USE A SONAR SCANNER TO PROVIDE VISUAL CONFIRMATION. THE TWENTY-FOUR HOUR OPERATION HAS TWO U.S.
NAVY P-8 POSEIDONS AND AUSTRALIAN PARTNERS SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING JET. READ MORE ABOUT THESE STORIES AT NAVY.MIL.

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