LONDON — An American fighter jet crashed on Monday on a routine training flight off the northeast coast of England, the United States Air Force said.
A British search and rescue team was helping to search for the one pilot who was aboard.
The jet, a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, was stationed at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, a military base in Suffolk, in eastern England. It crashed in the North Sea around 9:40 a.m. as it flew in a formation drill.
“The cause of the crash as well as the status of the pilot are unknown at this time,” the Air Force said in a statement.