April 9, 2010
Hundreds of mourners gathered at Naval Station Norfolk to honor a Navy pilot killed when his plane crashed into the North Arabian Sea on March 31.
Lt. Miroslav "Steve" Zilberman was remembered as a hero Thursday during a memorial at the Virginia Navy base.
Speakers said the actions of the Columbus, Ohio, resident save the lives of three crewmembers. They bailed out of the troubled E-2C Hawkeye before it hit the water and were rescued.
The plane was returning to the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower from a mission to Afghanistan when one of its engines lost oil pressure and had to be shut down.
Zilberman's widow, Katrina, was presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross at the conclusion of the memorial.
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