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US Air Force begin work to recover the bodies from the crash site at Cley Marshes

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Work will begin this morning to remove the bodies of four US Air Force military crew members killed in a helicopter crash on the North Norfolk coast.

Police continue to lead on the investigation on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coroner Jacqueline Lake with assistance from other agencies including the Ministry of Defence and USAF.

The USAF has been given authority to begin the recovery operation to take place. It comes after investigators visited the site yesterday following the crash which happened on Tuesday night, shortly before 7pm.

The scene remains cordoned off and closures are in place on the A149 between Salthouse and Old Woman’s Lane.

Chief Superintendent Bob Scully said: “Police and other agencies remain on scene today as the investigation continues and will ensure the recovery of the bodies is dignified and respectful.

“Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of the military personnel who lost their lives in this tragic incident.

“The scene is on difficult ground and the longer term investigation and recovery work will take many more weeks.”

 

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