Bodies of US air crew removed from helicopter crash site

The bodies of a US air crew, of three men and one woman, killed when a helicopter came down on marshland in Norfolk have been removed from the crash site, police said.

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Bodies removed from military helicopter crash site

The bodies of a US air crew killed when a helicopter came down on marshland in Norfolk have been removed from the crash site, police said.

Trucks arrive to begin the transportation of wreckage away from the crash site. Credit: Press Association

Captains Christopher S. Stover and Sean M. Ruane and Technical Sergeant Dale E. Mathews died when their Pave Hawk helicopter came down on a marsh near Cley-next-the-Sea on Tuesday. Their female crew mate Staff Sergeant Afton M. Ponce was also killed in the crash.

A private ambulance was seen removing the first two bodies from the site at about 2pm after a "complex" recovery operation.

It is understood the remaining bodies have also been recovered from the wreckage and will soon be taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital ahead of a post-mortem.

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