Four people were feared dead after a US military helicopter
crashed in eastern England during a routine training
operation, police and US officials said.
The helicopter was flying from the nearby US air base at RAF
Lakenheath when it went down on the north Norfolk coast.
"We can confirm that one of our HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters
went down outside Cley during a low-level flying exercise," a
spokesman at the U.S. base said.
"We are still piecing together details."
Norfolk Police said in a statement there were believed to be
four fatalities and a 400 metre area had been cordoned off.
The Lakenheath spokesman was unable to say how many crew had
been on board the helicopter during the operation.
"The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to
conduct day or night operations into hostile environments to
recover downed aircrew or other isolated personnel during
war," the air base says on its website.
Lakenheath is also home to the Europe's only F-15 fighter