A Navy helicopter crew member from Santa Barbara County was among the two people killed in a helicopter crash in the Red Sea.
Lt. Commander Landon Jones, from Lompoc died in the September 22nd crash in the Red Sea. One other person was killed, and three others were injured when the chopper went down in the central part of the ocean between Africa and Asia.
The San Diego based crew was part of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6. Navy officials say the crash wasn’t related to combat activities, and are investigating to try to determine what went wrong.