- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 7, 2014

As many as four people are dead after a U.S. military helicopter crashed on the eastern England coast, police said.

The U.S. Air Force said the helicopter was an American HH-60G Pave Hawk based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk that crashed Tuesday night in the Cley coastal area of Norfolk county, the Huffington Post U.K. reported.

A search is underway.

“Police are currently dealing with a single helicopter crash in the Cley area, on the North Norfolk coast. There are believed to be four fatalities. Officers are on the scene, with a 400 meter area cordoned off,” Norfolk police said.

A spokesman for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution said: “We were asked for three lifeboats to respond to reports that an aircraft had possibly ditched in the sea. Lifeboats Wells, Sheringham and Cromer were launched at the request of the coastguard but were stood down when it was confirmed that the aircraft had come down over land.”

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