Navy Identifies Florida-Based Crew Killed in Nevada Chopper Crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Navy has released the names of five Florida-based crew members killed when their helicopter crashed in a training mission in the northern Nevada desert.

Those killed in were Commander Michael Sheahan, Lieutenant Richard Andersen Junior, William Weatherford, Jared Rossetto and Andrew Bibbo.

Their SH-60 Seahawk helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Seven, known as the "Dusty Dogs," based in Jacksonville. The squadron is part of Carrier Air Wing Three, which deploys on the USS Harry S. Truman.

The entire carrier air wing was on a monthlong training mission at Naval Air Station Fallon 60 miles east of Reno when the accident occurred Monday night.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Mary Location: Milford, MA. on May 12, 2007 at 06:11 AM
    God Bless these men and their families...My prayers are with you all
  • by Alyssa Lemire Location: MA on May 10, 2007 at 10:04 AM
    Drew was also my cousin - this is devasting to all of his family and friends. He is very much loved and will be sorely missed.My heart goes out to the other families of the sailors at this time.
  • by Jen Location: NH on May 10, 2007 at 02:23 AM
    Andrew was my cousin...I miss him soo much. My family and I are devastated. My thoughts are with the families of the other 4 men.
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