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US Navy says crew member missing in Persian Gulf

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MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Military crews continue their search for a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who was forced to bail out of an aircraft in the Persian Gulf.

A statement from the U.S. Navy says two crewmen bailed out of a Marine Corps aircraft on Wednesday when it lost power on takeoff from the USS Makin Island.

The pilot of the MV-22 Osprey was able to regain control and land safely aboard the ship. The Navy says the other crewman who bailed out was rescued and is in stable condition.

Bahrain hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. The Makin Island is currently on a scheduled deployment supporting military operations against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria.

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