WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- A U.S. Navy team has called off the search for four crew members presumed dead after their aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. A Navy spokesman says search-and-rescue teams found no survivors.
They did spot debris that had the squadron markings that matched the submarine-hunting jet that crashed Tuesday. The search teams covered a 1,500-square-mile area before the operation was called off. The victims were flying in an S-3B Viking aircraft that was assigned to Cecil Field in northern Florida. They were identified as Lt. Cmdr. Mark Ehlers, 35, and Lt. Mark Eyre, 28, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; Lt. Mike Weems, 27, of Pensacola, Fla.; and Aviation Systems Warfare Operator 3rd Class Wendy Potter, 24, of Oakdale, Calif. ---
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