DOLGELLAU, WALES - FEBRUARY 16:  A United States Air Force F-15 fighter jet based at RAF Lakenheath.

US Air Drive fighter jet crashes in the North Sea off England, pilot’s situation not known

“A U.S. Air Drive F-15C Eagle crashed at close to 0940 [local time] now in the North Sea. The plane was from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom,” the statement claimed. “At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a plan teaching mission with one particular pilot on board.”

The 48th Fighter Wing also reported in the assertion, “The induce of the crash as nicely as the status of the pilot are unidentified at this time, and U.K. Lookup and Rescue have been known as to assistance.”

The UK’s Coastguard is coordinating the lookup reaction and stated in a statement to CNN it acquired stories of “an aeroplane heading down into the sea 74 nautical miles off Flamborough Head.”

“The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside has been sent alongside with Bridlington and Scarborough RNLI lifeboats. Following a Mayday broadcast by HM Coastguard, other vessels close by are heading to the space,” the coastguard said.

Flamborough Head is on the East Yorkshire coast, in northern England.

CNN has arrived at out to the Pentagon for more aspects.

The aircraft was from Royal Air Drive Lakenheath, a US Air Drive-operated base in Suffolk, England, that is property to the US Air Force’s Europe-based mostly F-15 fighter wing.

This tale is breaking and will be updated.

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