The remains of five people and the wreckage of a U.S. Navy helicopter that crashed in the ocean off California have been recovered
The MH-60S helicopter, its two pilots and three other sailors were lost in an Aug. 31 accident about 69 マイル (111 キロメートル) off the サンディエゴ 海岸.
A salvage team aboard the multipurpose vessel HOS Bayou made the recovery from a depth of about 5,300 足 (1,615 メートル) 金曜日に, the Navy said.
The Bayou arrived at Naval Station North Island in San Diego Bay on Sunday and the human remains were sent to Dover Air Force Base, デラウェア, for identification.
The helicopter was operating from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln when its rotor hit the flight deck and the aircraft fell into the ocean. One crew member was rescued immediately after the crash.
A search for any other survivors went on for nearly a week before the Navy declared the missing sailors dead.
They were Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, カリフォルニア; Lt. Paul R. Fridley, 28, a pilot from Annandale, バージニア; Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class James P. Buriak, 31, from Salem, バージニア; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. やけど, 31, from Severna Park, メリーランド; and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey J. タッカー, 21, from St. ルイ, ミズーリ.
The Navy said the investigation of the crash is continuing.