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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Witness says jet 'exploded mid-air'

An eyewitness has reported seeing an explosion in the air shortly before a US Air Force jet came down in Suffolk.

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

The witness told ITV Anglia that they saw a pilot eject before the plane exploded in the air.

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