Lakenheath: Tributes To Four Airmen Killed In Crash

8 January 2014, 14:55 | Updated: 8 January 2014, 15:01

The Wing Commander of RAF Lakenheath has released a tribute, following the Crey helicopter crash.

Four Airmen from the base were killed when the helicopter they were in during a training mission crashed on the north Norfolk coast last night.

"The loss of our Liberty Wing brethren is felt deeply across RAF Lakenheath," said Col. Kyle Robinson, 48th Fighter Wing commander.

"I can only imagine the hurt and sorrow felt by the family and friends of these Airmen. You are in our hearts and minds.

"We're already feeling a great sense of support from across the Air Force and from our UK neighbors as we go through this difficult period. Thank you for keeping our Airmen and their families in your thoughts and prayers."

The US Military base, which is around 50 miles from the scene of the crash and home to around 5,700 personnel, says Norfolk Police still have the lead on the crash site investigation.