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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Fighter planes return to USA a week on from Cambridgeshire crash

An F-18 preparing for takeoff at RAF Lakenheath. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Five fighter planes have returned to the US after the sixth plane in the group crashed in Cambridgeshire last week.

Major Taj Sareen died when his F-18 came down in the Fens shortly after taking off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

The recovery operation is expected to last two weeks. This morning the remaining five planes left Lakenheath for the United States.

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