Four believed dead in British helicopter crash

14th March 2014, Comments 0 comments

Four people are believed to have died in a helicopter crash in eastern England on Thursday, according to local police.

Police were called to the accident scene near Beccles in Norfolk at 7.30pm local time (1930 GMT), according to Norfolk Constabulary.

"The helicopter has been confirmed as a civilian aircraft and the four occupants on board are thought to have died in the crash," said the police statement.

The identity of the occupants will be released after next of kin have been informed.

A spokeswoman for East of England Ambulance Service added: "We got called to reports of a helicopter crash near Beccles and we sent several resources to the scene, including doctors."

Local resident Roland Bronk said it was "very foggy" in the area.

The crash site is 45 miles from where a US military helicopter came down during a training exercise in January, killing four crew members.

© 2014 AFP

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