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January 8, 2014

News Briefs January 8, 2013

Four airmen killed in helicopter crash

Four Airmen were killed in an Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash at about 6 p.m. Jan. 7 near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast in England.

Names of the airmen killed in the crash will be released 24 hours after next-of-kin notifications.
U.S. military officials are coordinating the recovery efforts with the U.K. police and the Ministry of Defence. The authorities have secured the crash site and established a cordon.

The aircraft, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, was performing a low-level training mission along the coast when the crash occurred.

As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided.

One crew member confirmed Dead in MH-53E crash

One crew member has been confirmed dead following the crash Jan. 8 of a U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter in the Virginia Capes.

Three crew members are being evaluated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time.

The search for the fifth crew member is continuing.

The identity of the deceased crew member will not be released until 24 hours after the notification of next of kin.




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