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A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed into the North Sea off the coast of England during a routine training exercise on Monday morning.
The cause of the crash and condition of the pilot are currently unknown at this time. The U.K. Search and Rescue have been called in to support the downed aircraft and are taking part in the search of the crash site, according to a statement from 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs.
The F-15C was part of the 48th Fighter Wing based at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in the U.K, located 70 miles northeast of London.
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September 12, 2013: An F-15C Eagle prepares to refuel with a KC-135R Stratotanker, en route to the Arctic Challenge Exercise in Norway. (U.S. Airforce/1st Lt. Christopher Mesnard)
The 48th Fighter Wing has played a key role in anti-terrorism operations, flying combat missions, and providing combat support in both Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, according to its Facebook page.
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RAF Lakenheath is the largest U.S. Air Force-operated base in England.
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