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Four USAF aircrew killed in North Norfolk

Santagranddad

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Please remember in your prayers the four crew of a Pave-Hawk USAF helicopter from Lakenheath AFB in Suffolk, England who crashed this evening on the North Norfolk Coast while on a training mission.
 

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Santagranddad said:
Please remember in your prayers the four crew of a Pave-Hawk USAF helicopter from Lakenheath AFB in Suffolk, England who crashed this evening on the North Norfolk Coast while on a training mission.
Lord have mercy.
 

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Sadly, as I type a US Navy Super Stallion helicopter is reported as having gone down off Norfolk, Virginia. A search for the 5 person crew is currently underway.

At the sight of yesterday's crash on marshland the deceased remain in among the debris scattered across an area the size of a football pitch. This debris includes live munitions. As removing the dead might interfere with the evidence needed to establish the cause and any safety implications for the erstwhile craft type with an enviable safety record, it is not expected that recovery will take place until tomorrow.
 

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Santagranddad said:
Sadly, as I type a US Navy Super Stallion helicopter is reported as having gone down off Norfolk, Virginia. A search for the 5 person crew is currently underway.

At the sight of yesterday's crash on marshland the deceased remain in among the debris scattered across an area the size of a football pitch. This debris includes live munitions. As removing the dead might interfere with the evidence needed to establish the cause and any safety implications for the erstwhile craft type with an enviable safety record, it is not expected that recovery will take place until tomorrow.
Lord have mercy!  :'(
 

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The Lord is indeed merciful, I understand 4 aircrew have been rescued but a search continues for the missing fifth member.
 
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