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One dead after US F-18 jet crashes in Suffolk

One person died when a US F-18 jet crashed near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed.

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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 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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