Navy: Divers recover body of missing pilot

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 2:06 PM

   NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Navy says it has recovered the body of a pilot who had been missing since a helicopter crashed last week off the coast of Virginia.
 
   In a news release, the Navy's Fleet Forces Command says divers recovered the body of 39-year-old Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, of Santee, Calif., on Tuesday, a day after locating the helicopter's cockpit.
 
   Five crewmembers were aboard the MH-53E Sea Dragon when it crashed Jan. 8 about 18 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The other four were pulled from the water, but two died later at a hospital. The other two have been released from the hospital.
 
   The Navy says the helicopter was taking part in routine mine countermeasure training when it crashed.
 

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