U.S. Fighter Jet Crashes in Britain, With One Pilot Aboard


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.

The Lakenheath base posted a picture on Twitter early Monday morning of several single-seater jets in flight. “Ready to take on Monday like…,” the post said. “#WeAreLiberty! #ReadyAF

Source NYTimes

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