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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Investigators to remain at jet crash site for at least two days

The crash site at Redmere, near Ely. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Investigators say they will remain at the scene of a fatal plane crash in the Fens for at least the next two days.

The pilot was killed after the F-18 jet came down in farmland at Redmere, near Ely, yesterday morning.

Investigators spent the night at the crash site gathering evidence to try to work out what happened.

The aircraft had recently left RAF Lakenheath and belonged to the US Marine Corps.

David Tilbury filmed the planes as they took off earlier in the day.

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