Pilot killed in US Navy F-18 jet crash in Cambridgeshire

LONDON: A US Navy pilot has died in an F-18 jet crash in the Fens in Cambridgeshire, close to an RAF base, British media reported.

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The hornet crashed on farm land in Redmere, near Ely, close to the Suffolk border, with the alarm raised at 10:30 BST.

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed the pilot, the only crew member, died.

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Lakenheath, but was not connected to the base.

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