LONDON, (BM) – A US Air Force F-15 fighter flying on a training flight crashed on Monday to the North Sea off the coast of East Riding in Yorkshire, a county in northern England. This is stated in the message distributed by the 48th fighter regiment of the US Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“The F-15C Eagle crashed at about 09:40 (11:40 Moscow time) to the North Sea. At the time of the incident, the plane made a regular training flight with one pilot on board. The reasons for the crash, as well as the condition of the pilot, are currently unknown.” – says in a brief message.
The incident occurred near Cape Flamborough Head, and a plane flew from the air base of the Royal Air Force of Great Britain Lakenheath in Suffolk, which is also used by the US Air Force.
According to Sky News, four aircraft are involved in a detailed search and rescue operation.
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