Five killed in Navy helo crash

Navy IDs sailors killed in Nevada helo crash

The Navy has released the names of five sailors who died when their helicopter crashed in the Nevada desert during a training exercise Monday night.

Killed in the crash were Cmdr. Michael D. Sheahan, 40, of Augusta, Ga.; Lt. Richard F. Andersen, 27, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class William Weatherford, 30, of Wichita, Kan.; Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Jared J. Rosetto, 24, of Corralitos, Calif.; and Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Andrew R. Bibbo, 22, of Clinton, Miss....
CDR. Sheahan, the aircraft commander, was the squadron commanding officer and a Citadel NROTC grad.
Investigation of Nev. copter crash continues

An investigation into the cause of a Navy helicopter crash Monday in the Nevada desert that killed five crew members will be led by a local investigating officer and a team from the Naval Safety Center in Portsmouth, Va., according to a base spokesman.

“The physical investigation of the crash site continues,” said Zip Upham, a spokesman for Naval Air Station Fallon, the base from which the SH-60F helicopter took off shortly before crash. “When that is completed, the wreckage will be removed.”...


AW1 William Weathford

Cmdr. Michael D. Sheahan

AW2 Jared J. Rosetto

AW2 Andrew R. Bibbo

Lt. Richard F. Andersen