Four feared dead in British helicopter crash

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 helicop
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 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.

The crash occurred in the Cley area of the north Norfolk coast, police said in a statement.

"There are believed to be four fatalities," the statement added, saying a 400m area had been cordoned off.

Sky News, citing sources, said the helicopter was believed to be a US Black Hawk flying from the nearby US airbase RAF Lakenheath.

"We are working on an incident," a spokesman at the airbase said, adding he had no further details.