3 Feared Dead in Navy Jet Crash Sheriff tells local media that no one survived By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff Posted Mar 11, 2013 4:02 PM CDT Updated Mar 11, 2013 4:30 PM CDT 10 comments Comments In this photo taken on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, a U.S. Navy jet EA-6B Prowler approaches to land on the deck of USS George Washington in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen) (Newser) – A Navy warplane crashed in rural Washington state this morning during a training mission and may have killed all three people on board, the Spokesman Review reports. The Navy hasn't confirmed the fatalities, but a sheriff said no one survived, and the manager of a nearby airport said it looked "like an ink spot down there." The manager told Komo News that "there's a pretty deep depression, a hole in the ground, and a lot of debris scattered around." Stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, the EA-6B Prowler flew regular training missions in Eastern Washington. The warplane is designed for electronic warfare, such as intercepting radio transmissions and jamming radar signals, and can carry anti-radiation missiles. The Northrop Grumman-built planes cost $52 million apiece.