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Four feared dead as US military helicopter crashes in UK

Published on Jan 8, 2014 6:45 AM
A file picture taken on April 21, 2010, shows a US Airforce HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter conducting a rescue operation during Exercise Angel Thunder, near the town of Bisbee in Arizona's Sonoran Desert. Four people were feared dead after a helicopter crashed in eastern England on Tuesday, police said, with local media reporting that it was believed to be a United States (US) military aircraft. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Four people were feared dead after a United States (US) military helicopter crashed in eastern England during a routine training operation on Tuesday, 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 US base said.

"We are still piecing together details."

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