The US Navy released on Sunday the names of five Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8 crew members who were killed in a crash off the coast of San Diego Tuesday, Aug. 31. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, but according to the Navy, the MH-60S helicopter crashed during routine training while embarked aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. Several other Lincoln crew members were injured in the incident, according to the Navy, but the Navy did not release any details of the crash.
One of the helicopter’s crew members was rescued from the crash site. The Navy conducted four days of search and rescue efforts before announcing the transition to recovery operations Saturday.
Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class James P. Buriak, 31, from Salem, Virginia
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns, 31, from Severna Park, Maryland
Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California
Lt. Paul R. Fridley, 28, a pilot from Annandale, Virginia
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey J. Tucker, 21, from St. Louis, Missouri