Pilot’s body found along with jet debris from RAF Lakenheath which crashed in North Sea

A US Air Force pilot’s body has been discovered along with the jet’s debris after his plane crashed into the North Sea yesterday.

The F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath crashed at approximately 0940 yesterday whilst on a training mission off Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire.

A spokesman for RAF Lakenheath said: “At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.”

A spokeswoman for HM Coastguard said the HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside was sent to the scene  along with Bridlington and Scarborough RNLI lifeboats.

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