1/8/2014 - RAF LAKENHEATH, UNITED KINGDOM -- U.S. Air Force personnel continue to work alongside UK civilian and military authorities at the scene of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash.
The crash occurred at about 6 p.m. yesterday in Cley on the Norfolk coast. On-scene emergency responders have confirmed that four Airmen died in the crash.
"The loss of our Liberty Wing brethren is felt deeply across RAF Lakenheath," said Col. Kyle Robinson, 48th Fighter Wing commander. "I can only imagine the hurt and sorrow felt by the family and friends of these Airmen. You are in our hearts and minds.
"We're already feeling a great sense of support from across the Air Force and from our UK neighbors as we go through this difficult period. Thank you for keeping our Airmen and their families in your thoughts and prayers."
Norfolk police still have the lead on the crash site investigation. Support agencies on scene include personnel from the 48th Fighter Wing medical group, fire department, safety office, and security forces squadron.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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1/8/2014 11:49:02 AM ET My condolences to the Airmen's families and to the larger family of the 48th Fighter Wing and the US Air Force. I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath from '75-'77. The Eagles will always be a family to me.
Charlie Bray, Virginia
1/8/2014 9:55:52 AM ET We wish to convey our deepest sorrow at the loss of four probably young men. We have visited the viewing areas quite frequently since we moved here 3 years ago and have enjoyed watching all the aircraft involved in helping to keep our two countries safe. Our thoughts like many other grandparents parents are with those of the four young men involved.