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Navy pilot laid to rest in Sarasota National Cemetery

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - A Navy Pilot from Lakewood Ranch has finally been laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 12. 

Lieutenant Steven Combs Jr. was killed in an airplane crash in November 2017, in Okinana, Japan. 

 Lieutenant Combs was piloting the plane with 11 people on board when the plane was forced to make an emergency water landing in the Philipine Sea. 

The family and friends of Lieutenant Steven Combs Jr. gathered today at the cemetery to say their final goodbyes. 

According to Combs's Obituary, it is believed his plane encountered catastrophic engine failure.