Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Crossbill in Breckland, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Helicopter tragedy on the North Norfolk Coast.

Yesterday evening (07/01/14), a US Air Force Military helicopter from the neaby American airbase at Lakenheath, crashed into marshes at Cley-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk Coast killing all 4 crew (RIP).  It is too early to consider the causes, however, 'bird strike' may have been a factor given the number of Geese and other wildfowl in this area at this time of year.
Thoughts are clearly with the families and friends of the crew who died and to those personnel of the emergency services involved in the incident.    

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