Lakenheath Helicopter Crash Caused By Bird Strike

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A US military helicopter from RAF Lakenheath which came down on the North Norfolk coast, killing four crew members, crashed as a result of bird strikes, officials have said.

The HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near Cley next the Sea on January 7 during a routine training exercise.

This morning the US Air Force issued the findings of its investigation, saying Brigadier General Jon Norman, president of the inquiry's board, had "found clear and convincing evidence that multiple bird strikes caused the mishap by rendering the pilot and co-pilot unconscious and disabling the trim and flight path stabilisation system''.