LONDON-- British police said four people are believed dead after a U.S. Air
Force helicopter crashed along the eastern coast of England on Tuesday
The HH-60G Pave Hawk, an updated version of the Black Hawk,
crashed in Cley-Next-The-Sea., in Norfolk. The helicopter was based at
the Royal Air Force base at Lakenheath in Suffolk, a U.S. Air Force
spokesman told the BBC.
The first rescue unit arrived at 7:53 p.m. (2:53 p.m. ET)
reports indicated the four-person aircraft had crashed into the North
Sea, but it later confirmed it came down over land, the Royal National
Lifeboat Institution said.
A local official told the BBC he believed the helicopter had crashed in a bird reserve.
HH-60G Pave Hawk is primarily used for search and rescue and to remove
combat forces "under stressful conditions." It's also used for medical
evacuation, disaster response and humanitarian assistance