Sailor from St. Louis declared dead after helicopter crash in Middle East - KMOV.com

Sailor from St. Louis declared dead after helicopter crash in Middle East

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A U.S. sailor from St. Louis was declared dead on Saturday after his helicopter crashed in the Middle East earlier this week, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Sean Sullivan, 40, was serving as a Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator in northern Oman when the helicopter he was riding in crashed. Sullivan and another service member were declared dead after a search around the crash site.

The crash is remains under investigation, but officials have ruled out hostile activity.

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