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USAF pilot escapes UK F-15 crash

A US Air Force Boeing F-15 has crashed near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England, the service has confirmed.

In a statement released via its Twitter account on 8 October, the 48th Fighter Wing said: “We can confirm that one of our jets went down north of the base, in Lincolnshire. The pilot ejected and is safe.”

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The USAF later identified the crashed aircraft as a two-seat D-model trainer, which it said had been "conducting a combat training mission". It confirms that "one person was on board the aircraft", which was not carrying any live weapons.

"An HH-60G Pave Hawk transported the pilot back safely. The pilot is now being evaluated at the RAF Lakenheath hospital," it says.