A U.S. fighter jet on a training mission from a British Royal Air Force base in eastern England crashed in the North Sea on Monday.
"A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed in the North Sea at about 9:40 a.m. (8:40 a.m. GMT) today (Monday)," said RAF Lakenheath USAF captain Miranda T. Simmons.
"The cause of the crash and the status of the pilot are currently unknown, and UK Search and Rescue has been called on to assist."
The aircraft took off from the RAF Lakenheath base near Mildenhall in Suffolk, where the U.S. Air Force's 48th fighter wing is located.
The BBC said the plane went down 137 nautical miles (137 kilometers) off the East Yorkshire coast.
Sky News cited a website for flight trackers and said the plane circled the area before it disappeared.
The Maritime and Coast Guard Agency did not respond immediately when contacted by AFP.
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