BREAKING: US Air Force Helicopter Crashes off English Coast, Killing Crew

  • Jan 7, 2014 3:49pm GMT

UPDATE - Wednesday, January 8, 12:00AM GMT: A defense official in Washington, reported to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity that all four crew members on board were killed in the crash.

Local police in England have also reportedly cordoned off the area, citing live ammunition as the reason a recovery effort has not yet been made.

ORIGINAL STORY: A United States Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter carrying four crew members crashed off the Norfolk coast in the East of England.

The helicopter, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, was on a low-level training mission out of RAF Lakenheath when it crashed into the sea.

RAF Lakenheath is a Royal Air Force Station located in Suffolk, England, 70 miles northeast of London.

Image courtesy USAF.