US Navy Jet Crashes in Cambridgeshire, Killing the Pilot

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

A US military jet has crashed in the Fens in Cambridgeshire, killing a Navy pilot. The F-18 came down on farmland in Redmere at 10.30 this morning, close to RAF Mildenhall. It had set off taken off from RAF Lakenheath earlier in the day, but is believed to have been part of a group making its way from the Middle East to the US.

Police have confirmed that the only fatality was the pilot, with nobody else on board. The F18 has been used for bombing missions in the Middle East, targeting the so-called Islamic State. [BBC]