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Pilot of US Air Force jet that crashed in North Sea is dead

UPDATED: Mon., June 15, 2020

An F-15 is towed from the main runway at RAF Lakenheath home of the British based USAF 48th Fighter Wing, Thursday, April, 22, 2010. The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed into the North Sea, off the coast of northern England, has been found dead.  (Alastair Grant)
An F-15 is towed from the main runway at RAF Lakenheath home of the British based USAF 48th Fighter Wing, Thursday, April, 22, 2010. The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed into the North Sea, off the coast of northern England, has been found dead. (Alastair Grant)
By Danica Kirka Associated Press

LONDON — The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed into the North Sea, off the coast of northern England, has been found dead.

In a statement Monday, hours after the crash, it said “the pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been located, and confirmed deceased.”

It said this is a “tragic loss” for the 48th Fighter wing community and sent condolences to the pilot’s family.

The name of the pilot will not be released until all next of kin notifications have been made.

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