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 jet crash raises safety fears over military flights

A US aircraft crash which killed the pilot has raised questions over the safety of military flights in the Anglia region.

The FA-18 crash is the second in just over a year involving a jet taking off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

In October 2014 a US military F-15 crashed in Lincolnshire. On that occasion the pilot managed to eject safely.

The Spalding crash followed another accident the previous January when four US military personnel were killed when their Pave Hawk Helicopter, again from RAF Lakenheath, was brought down by a bird strike at a nature reserve in Cley-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast.

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