US F-15 fighter jet crashes into North Sea off Yorkshire Coast as major operation under way

Adrian Ovalle

A US military jet has actually crashed into the North Sea off the coast of Yorkshire.

A major operation is underway after the F-15 fighter jet boiled down near Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire, south of Scarborough.

The pilot is yet to be discovered.

A flight tracker website revealed an airplane circling around the location. Photo: FlightRadar24

In a declaration, the US Air Force verified the F-15 C Eagle crashed at around 9.40 am.

The airplane was from the 48 th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, it added.

“At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board,” the US Air Force stated.

” The reason for the crash as well as the status of the pilot are unidentified at this time, and UK Browse and Rescue have actually been contacted us to support.

“As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided.”

The 48 th Fighter Wing had posted an image on Twitter previously on Monday of 3 jets in the air.

Sky News’ defence and security reporter Alistair Bunkall stated the location where the airplane boiled down is utilized by UK and US military jets for training objectives.

He added that he comprehended there were 4 military jets in the air at the time of the occurrence.

The Coastguard stated it was co-ordinating the action after getting reports that an airplane had actually decreased into the sea 74 nautical miles off Flamborough Head.

A helicopter has actually been sent out to the scene together with Bridlington and Scarborough RNLI lifeboats.

The Coastguard stated other vessels almost are heading to the scene after it performed a Mayday broadcast.

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