A US Air Force fighter plane with one pilot on board has crashed into the North Sea .
The F15C Eagle was on a routine mission from RAF Lakenheath, the Air Force said on Monday.
“A US Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed at approximately 0940 today within the North Sea . The aircraft was from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, uk ,” an Air Force statement said.
The crash site is believed to be around 137km off Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire, directly east of Leeds within the United Kingdom’s north. (9News)
“At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board.
“The explanation for the crash also because the status of the pilot are unknown at this point , and US Search and Rescue are called to support.”
Lakenheath may be a Royal Air Force base that hosts the US Air Force’s 48th Fighter Wing, referred to as the freedom Wing.