Memorial fund continues to grow

Pilot killed in Cambridgeshire air crash Credit: ABC7 News

A memorial fund set up for the young daughter of a US Navy pilot who died when his plane crashed in Cambridgeshire has so far raised almost 35,000 dollars.

34 year old Major Taj Sareen was killed when his F/A-18 Hornet came down shortly after take off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk on Wednesday morning.

Major Sareen was a member of 232 Squadron The Red Devils who are the most decorated squadron within the US Marine Corps. It's not known why his aircraft suffered a catastrophic failure.

Wellwishers from both sides of the Atlantic have been donating to a fund set up by a family friend to be used by Major Sareen's little girl Jade when she is older.