Who are Five US Navy IDs? Killed In Helicopter Crash

The five sailors killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of San Diego last week have been identified by the US Navy.

Lt. Bradley Foster, a pilot from Oakhurst, California; Lt. Paul Fridley, a pilot from Annandale, Virginia; Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class James Buriak, 31, from Salem, Virginia; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah Burns, 31, from Severna Park, Maryland; and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey Tucker, 21, from St. Louis, Missouri was among the victims.

Foster attended California State University Maritime Academy and was married with a daughter.

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Tom Cropper, the school’s president, issued a statement, “Brad Foster represents the very best of Cal Maritime,both during his time at our academy and later in his service to the nation,”

Cropper added, “Enthusiastic, optimistic, and mature beyond his years, Brad took the road less traveled. I, like so many others in the Cal Maritime family, am heartbroken,”

The sailors were identified on Sunday, a day after the Navy proclaimed them dead.

Last Tuesday, the casualties went missing after the MH-603 Seahawk helicopter they were traveling in crashed into the Pacific Ocean after taking off from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.

According to the Navy, the collision occurred roughly 70 miles off the coast of San Diego during routine flying operations. Six sailors were injured, one on the helicopter and five on the ship, in addition to the five victims.

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According to the Associated Press, who cited Navy officials, the injured were in stable condition on Saturday.

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