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In this photo shows a US Air Force F-15 fighter jet takes off from Lakenheath Air Base. File/AFP
A US Air Force fighter plane with one pilot on board crashed into the North Sea on Monday. The status of the pilot wasn't known.
The F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing was on a routine training mission from RAF Lakenheath when it crashed at 9:40am local time (4:40am EDT). The cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.
UK search and rescue authorities are taking part in the search of the crash site.
Lakenheath is a Royal Air Force base that hosts the US Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing, known as the Liberty Wing. The base is about 80 miles (130 kilometres) northeast of London.
There were no casualties on the ground or damage to property, according to an air force statement. Pakistan's President Afif Alvi expressed his condolences to the family of the pilot, Noman Akram.
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