The US Navy on Sunday identified five sailors who died when a helicopter crashed in the Pacific Ocean off of Southern California.
They were Lt Bradley A Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California; Lt Paul R Fridley, 28, a pilot from Annandale, Virginia; Naval air crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class James P Buriak, 31, from Salem, Virginia; sanatorium corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F Burns, 31, from Severna Park, Maryland and sanatorium corpsman third Class Bailey J Tucker, 21, from St Louis, Missouri.
The MH-60S crashed on 31 August about 70 miles (112 km) off San Diego during what the Navy described as routine flight operations. It was operating from the deck of the plane provider USS Abraham Lincoln.
One sailor was rescued after the crash. Five sailors aboard the plane provider were injured however were said to be in win situation.
The Navy declared the sailors slow on Saturday following days of search-and-rescue efforts and switched to recovering their bodies.
The explanation for the crash is underneath investigation.
The MH-60S helicopter in most cases carries a crew of about four and is frail in missions including strive against enhance, humanitarian catastrophe reduction and search and rescue.
The plane belongs to the Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8.