Pilot of US F-15 Fighter Jet That Crashed Into North Sea Off Yorkshire Coast Found Dead

© AFP 2022 / CHRIS RADBURNA US Air Force (USAF) F-15E Eagle fighter jet, is pictured as it prepares to land at RAF (Royal Air Force) Lakenheath, east of England, on June 15, 2020.
A US Air Force (USAF) F-15E Eagle fighter jet, is pictured as it prepares to land at RAF (Royal Air Force) Lakenheath, east of England, on June 15, 2020. - Sputnik International
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Earlier on Monday, a US Air Force F-15C Eagle plane from RAF Lakenheath, UK crashed in the North Sea off the Yorkshire coast.

The pilot of the US F-15 jet that crashed into the North Sea earlier in the day has been found and confirmed dead, the 48th Fighter Wing said on Twitter. 

It was reported earlier on Monday that the F-15C Eagle came down near Flamborough Head, south of Scarborough, while making a training flight. The cause of the incident is being investigated.

The US Air Force has had a base at RAF Lakenheath, in eastern England, since 1948.

The F-15 Eagle has been a major fighter jet for the US Air Force since the 1980s.

In 2018, media reports revealed that the US Air Force was in negotiations with Boeing over building a replacement for the ageing jet.

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