A U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jet has crashed into the North Sea off the coast of Britain.
According to a statement from RAF Lakenheath, the F-15C Eagle ditched into the sea at 9.40AM local time after it was carrying out a routine training mission. The cause of the crash is not yet known.
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The pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft and their condition is unknown, the statement added. UK Search and Rescue have launched a rescue mission.
The jet was part of the 48th fighter wing and was based out of the Royal Air Force base at Lakenheath, in Suffolk, England.
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