November 24, 2020

North Sea US jet crash: Pilot found dead

The pilot of a US Air Force fighter jet which crashed into the North Sea has been found dead.

The F-15C Eagle, from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, crashed shortly after 09:30 BST while on a training mission.

The wreckage of the plane, thought to have crashed 74 nautical miles off the East Yorkshire coast, was found earlier.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown.

Col Will Marshall of the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath said: “The pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been located, and confirmed deceased.

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