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.


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.