Remains of missing crewmember from Navy helicopter crash recovered

Norfolk, Va. – Officials announced on Tuesday night that they have recovered the remains of the missing crewmember who was involved in the Navy helicopter crash that claimed the lives of two others.

Divers searched the wreckage of the MH-53E “Sea Dragon and found the remains of missing pilot, Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder on Tuesday.

Officials say divers from the Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit operating aboard the USNS Grasp found the aircraft’s cockpit late Monday using a remotely operated vehicle.

That’s when they confirmed that they’d found the remains in the wreckage.

The salvage operations were suspended on Monday because of weather conditions. The Grasp resumed recovery efforts this morning.

A memorial service is planned for the three victims of the crash on Friday at Naval Station Norfolk.

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3 comments

  • Chris

    Not knowing the full story, but I would guess this hero ensured atleast a few could survive. ( he was the pilot ) god bless your family during this difficult time.

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