Lt. Bradley Foster, Lt. Paul Fridley, James Buriak, Sarah Burns, Bailey Tucker have been identified as the 5 Navy sailors killed in the fatal helicopter crash that occurred on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean off of Southern California.
Officials have not yet released the details surrounding the accident including the cause.
One survivor was rescued from the wreck and remains hospitalized. The accident, which is said to have occurred during what the Navy has described as routine flight operations, remains under investigation.