US F-15 fighter jet crashed off the British coast in the North Sea

The American F-15 fighter jet crashed on Monday in the North Sea off the coast of Yorkshire County in the UK, Sky News reports.

A search and rescue operation is underway. The U.S. Air Force has confirmed the incident in a statement. It said there was a pilot aboard the plane and a search for him is underway. At the time of the incident, an aircraft departing from British Lakenheath, Suffolk County, was on a training mission, the U.S. Air Force added.

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