Fighter jet crash

A pilot has died after a US Navy FA-18 fighter jet crashed in a field shortly after take off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. The aircraft was one of six heading back to base in California from Bahrain.

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US Air Force jet 'crashes in eastern England'

The US Air Force in the UK has confirmed it is investigating reports that one of its jets has crashed in eastern England.

The plane, reportedly an F-18 Hornet fighter jet, is believed to have come down around five miles north west of RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

According to the AirLive.net monitoring website, the pilot ejected before the plane hit the ground.

Other reports suggest the FA-18 was one of six returning to the US via Britain, after combat deployment to Middle East.

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