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US Black Hawk Down in Norfolk UK

It has just been reported a HH60 Pavehawk (Spec Ops version of the Black Hawk) has crashed with 4 people on board in Norfolk

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-...lved-in-crash/

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I hope everyone is okay.

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Re: US Black Hawk Down in Norfolk UK

I think calling it a special ops helo is giving people the wrong impression. (Not trying to be a dick) Pj's (USAF) use them for recovering wounded personal on the battlefield.


I just read that there are four casualties. RIP

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Re: US Black Hawk Down in Norfolk UK

Four people are feared dead following a military helicopter crash on the Norfolk coast.
The aircraft, a Pave Hawk took off from the US airforce base at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, for a routine low-level flying exercise.
The aircraft, a modified version of the US Army's Black Hawk, is believed to have crashed just after 8pm close to the shoreline near the village Cley-next-the-Sea.
Emergency services have cordoned off a 400metre area around the crash site on the north Norfolk coast.

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Four people are feared dead following a military helicopter crash on the Norfolk coast.
The aircraft, a Pave Hawk took off from the US airforce base at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, for a routine low-level flying exercise.
The aircraft, a modified version of the US Army's Black Hawk, is believed to have crashed just after 8pm close to the shoreline near the village Cley-next-the-Sea.
Emergency services have cordoned off a 400metre area around the crash site on the north Norfolk coast.
RIP

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Re: US Black Hawk Down in Norfolk UK

The Pave Hawk is the USAF version of the Blackhawk.

It's used in SAR like K9 said.

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Re: US Black Hawk Down in Norfolk UK

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I think calling it a special ops helo is giving people the wrong impression. (Not trying to be a dick) Pj's (USAF) use them for recovering wounded personal on the battlefield.


I just read that there are four casualties. RIP
You are mistaken. While CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) is a primary mission of AFSOC (Air Force Special Operations Command), for the last 20 years Joint Special Operations Command has meant that these units conduct operations with Navy Seals and Army Rangers onboard for missions a wide range of missions.

And by the way, Combat Search and Rescue is not the same thing as the "Medevac" mission you are describing. Going hundreds of miles into enemy territory to extract a downed pilot or team of operators is a far cry from "M.A.S.H." like transport of injured soldiers.

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You are mistaken. While CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) is a primary mission of AFSOC (Air Force Special Operations Command), for the last 20 years Joint Special Operations Command has meant that these units conduct operations with Navy Seals and Army Rangers onboard for missions a wide range of missions.

And by the way, Combat Search and Rescue is not the same thing as the "Medevac" mission you are describing. Going hundreds of miles into enemy territory to extract a downed pilot or team of operators is a far cry from "M.A.S.H." like transport of injured soldiers.
Ya don't say?? Take a look at my avatar. I'm pretty well versed in AFSOC and JSOC, my friend.

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I just read that there are four casualties. RIP
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Re: US Black Hawk Down in Norfolk UK

SALTHOUSE, England — Four U.S. airmen were killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash while conducting low-level flight training along the Norfolk coastline, the U.S. Air Force said.

The aircraft — a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter — was assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing out of RAF Lakenheath. The crash occurred at 6 p.m. near the east England town of Salthouse, according to the release from the wing.

A Facebook post from the 48th Fighter Wing late Wednesday identified the pilots as Capt. Christopher S. Stover and Capt. Sean M. Ruane. Tech. Sgt. Dale E. Mathews and Staff Sgt. Afton M. Ponce were identified as special mission aviators.

Authorities have since secured the crash site and established a cordon around the area. Aboard the Pave Hawk were 1,200 rounds of 50-caliber ammunition, which is standard for the aircraft, according to the 48th Fighter Wing.

The investigation and cleanup at the crash site could take days, according to Norfolk Police Superintendent Bob Scully. He said the investigation is complicated by the site being on a salt marsh and covering an area about the size of a soccer field.

The crash debris has not been moved, except for some that had to be saved from the tide, and even the bodies of the four airmen may remain on site overnight in order to preserve the integrity of the scene.

“So the most important element, apart from showing good respect for the deceased, is to make sure that the investigation is as thorough and as careful as it can be,” Scully said.

According to the Norfolk Constabulary, two helicopters were involved in the training mission Tuesday, and following the crash, the second aircraft landed nearby to assist.

Ammunition from the downed aircraft is scattered across the area, which is home to a nature reserve, local authorities said.

Details about what caused the helicopter to crash are yet to emerge.

There was talk in Salthouse that something sounded off when the helicopters flew by before the crash. However, Duncan Macdonald, who was outdoors following geese when the helicopters flew by, said he did not notice if they sounded off since helicopter flights are so common here.

“You just get used to them being around,” Macdonald said. “You don’t tend to listen to them.”

In the past year there have been multiple crashes involving Pave Hawk and similar helicopters operating in Japan, Afghanistan and in the Red Sea region.

In August, an Okinawa-based airman was killed when his Pave Hawk crashed during a training mission at Camp Hansen. In December, a U.S. Navy Knighthawk helicopter crash-landed south of Yokosuka Naval Base, injuring some of the crewmembers. That crash came on the heels of a fatal September Knighthawk accident in the Red Sea, which left two sailors dead.

In December, six U.S. servicemembers were killed when their Black Hawk UH-60 crashed in southern Afghanistan.

The HH-60G Pave Hawk, a relative of the Army’s Black Hawk helicopter, is commonly used on military search-and-rescue missions around the world.

U.S. military officials are coordinating the recovery efforts with United Kingdom police and the Ministry of Defence, 48th Fighter Wing officials said.

Members of the 56th Rescue Squadron recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan, where they conducted medical evacuations.

Stars and Stripes reporter John Vandiver contributed

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