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Navy Releases Identities Of 5 Sailors Declared Dead After Helicopter Crash In San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) — The U.S. Navy has identified five sailors who have been declared dead in a helicopter crash in the Pacific Ocean.

The chopper took off from the USS Abraham Lincoln, a carrier based in San Diego, Tuesday and crashed 60 miles off the coast of San Diego.

The deceased included:

• Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California;

Lt Bradley Foster
File Photo of Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California. Foster was one of five Sailors killed when an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, crashed approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego, Aug. 31. (credit: Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mora)

• Lt. Paul R. Fridley, 28, a pilot from Annandale, Virginia;

Lt. Paul R. Fridley
File Photo of Lt. Paul R. Fridley, 28, a pilot from Annandale, Virginia. Fridley was one of five Sailors killed when an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, crashed approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego, Aug. 31. (credit: Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mora)

• Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class James P. Buriak, 31, from Salem, Virginia;

Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class James P. Buriak
File Photo of Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class James P. Buriak, 31, from Salem, Virginia, with wife Megan, and son Caulder. James P. Buriak was one of five Sailors killed when an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, crashed approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego, Aug. 31. (credit: Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mora)

• Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns, 31, from Severna Park, Maryland; and

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns
File Photo of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns, 31, from Severna Park, Maryland. Burns was one of five Sailors killed when an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, crashed approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego, Aug. 31. (credit: Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mora)

• Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey J. Tucker, 21, from St. Louis, Missouri.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey J. Tucker
File Photo of Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey J. Tucker, 21, from St. Louis, Missouri. Tucker was one of five Sailors killed when an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, crashed approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego, Aug. 31. (credit: Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mora)

The chopper was a Seahawk used for anti-submarine warfare delivering special forces to missions in search and rescue. An investigation into the helicopter crash was underway.

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