Four dead in US military helicopter crash

Four crew members have died following a helicopter crash in north Norfolk.

Loading Comments

The crash involved a US military helicopter which came down on a flooded area of land near the beach car park in the town of Cley-next-the-Sea.
Police last night confirmed the dead were all Air Force crew members.
The helicopter was a US Pave Hawk that had been based at nearby RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
Police cordoned off a 400-metre area and urged local people to stay well clear of the crash site.
A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We are dealing with a single helicopter crash in the Cley area, on the North Norfolk coast.”
The 48th Air Wing of the US Air Force based at RAF Lakenheath tweeted: “We can confirm that one of our HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters was involved in an
incident during a training
mission outside Cley-Next-The-Sea.”
The accident scene is between Cley beach car park and Eastbank, near Salthouse, an area which remains flooded following the recent tidal surge.
Some residents had reported hearing F-15 aircraft searching overhead.
Cley artist Rachel Lockwood, from the village’s Pinkfoot Gallery, said: “We had never seen so many
police cars and fire engines.
“The beach road to Cley is sealed off. There are lots of fire engines near the Dun Cow pub at Salthouse. A helicopter is hovering over the marsh with a light beaming down.”
Cley is a picturesque village, one mile east of Blakeney and four miles north of Holt. Well known for its windmill and church, the village has a nature reserve famous as a birdwatching site.
Richard Kelham, chairman of Cley Parish Council, said: “It looks as though the military helicopter has come down in the middle of the bird reserve. The incident is very sad.”

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Look Awards, a bra fitting and going veggie at Usha’s.




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

Jam packed with Empire biscuit making.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.