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Fighter Plane Crashed In The North Sea – The Pilot Found Dead

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An American F-15 fighter jet has crashed in the North Sea, off North East England. The pilot has been found dead, the US Air Force reports.

The plane crashed off the Flamborough Head peninsula in Yorkshire, northeast of England, Sky News writes. The cause of the accident is currently unclear.

On Monday afternoon, the aircraft was found after the Coast Guard located it. Later, the pilot was also found.

The US Air Force, the United States Air Force, has stated in a statement that the aircraft was on a routine training mission at the time of the accident. There was one pilot on board.

“The cause of the accident and the pilot’s status is unknown at this time, and UK rescue teams have been asked to assist,” the US Air Force said in the statement.

The aircraft is part of the US Air Force’s 48th Fighter Wing, stationed at Lakenheath military base in Suffolk, east of England.

The British Coast Guard says in a statement that they have been informed that the plane went down 74 nautical miles off Flamborough Head. A helicopter and several boats were put into the search. Other vessels in the vicinity also participated in the search, writes AP.

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