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Four U.S. crew feared dead as
military helicopter crashes in UK

Reuters, by Michael Holden

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/7/2014 6:25:49 PM

LONDON- Four crew on board a U.S. military helicopter were feared dead after their aircraft crashed in eastern England during a routine training operation on Tuesday, police and U.S. officials said. The helicopter, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing based at the nearby U.S. air base RAF Lakenheath, went down at about 1800 GMT on the north Norfolk coast, a rural area about 130 miles northeast of London. "We can confirm that one of our HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters went down outside Cley during a low-level flying exercise," said a spokesman at the U.S. base. "The conditions of the four

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fishermanswife, 1/7/2014 8:34:00 PM     (No. 9683580)

What a tragedy. My heart breaks for their families.

My Dad was Base Commander of Lakenheath AFB in the late 60´s. This loss would have devastated the entire community.

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/2/2014 7:18:45 PM     Post Reply
At least one, possibly two, gunmen are being sought after a shooting on Fort Hood military base. The Bell County Sheriff´s Office confirmed around 4p.m. local time Wednesday that there was gunfire and that military police were responding. At least one person is confirmed dead after the shooting and at least eight people are injured. ´There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time,´ the post said in a short statement released just after 5:30 p.m.

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/2/2014 7:12:35 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/2/2014 6:42:33 PM     Post Reply
From KCEN-NBC Waco: KCEN-TV has now confirmed reports of a shooting to be accurate. "We have reports of an active shooter on Fort Hood. "We have reports that there are several injuries from this shooting. There is at least one patient being transported to the hospital. "We are also getting reports of victims in the Battle Simulation Center on 65th and Warehouse. "The suspect is still at large. The shooter was said to be in building 33026 which is the Medical Brigade Building. "Reports have said that he was driving a gray Toyota, described as a white male in an

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