U.S. Navy identifies 5 Sailors killed in helicopter crash

05 September 2021
The five Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 crew members died when their helicopter crashed into the sea, Aug. 31.

SAN DIEGO - On Sept. 5, the U.S. Navy released the names of the five Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 crew members who died, Aug. 31, when their helicopter crashed into the sea.

Names of the deceased are:

  • 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
  • Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns, 31, from Severna Park, Maryland
  • Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey J. Tucker, 21, from St. Louis, Missouri

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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