The US military is engaged in a significant retrieval operation following the crash of a US Army MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in the Mediterranean Sea.

The incident, which occurred on November 10, involved five servicemen from the US Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment engaged in routine flight training.

The US Department of Defense confirmed the identification of the soldiers lost in the crash by November 13, namely:

1 | Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen R. Dwyer, 38 of Clarksville, Tennessee
2 | Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shane M. Barnes, 34, of Sacramento, California
3 | Staff Sgt. Tanner W. Grone, 26, of Gorham, New Hampshire
4 | Sgt. Andrew P. Southard, 27, of Apache Junction, Arizona
5 | Sgt. Cade M. Wolfe, 24, of Mankato, Minnesota.