F 15 Crashes off Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire, one pilot missing

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Sky News: A major operation is underway after the F-15 fighter jet came down near Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire, south of Scarborough.

The pilot is yet to be found.

A US Air Force F-15C Eagle is seen at the airfield near Siauliai Zuokiniai, Lithunaia on March 6, in 2014. The United States sent six additional F-15 fighter jets to step up NATO's air patrols over the Baltic states, mission host Lithuania said as West-Russia tensions simmered over Ukraine. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Image:The F-15C is a single-seater air defence fighter. File pic

In a statement, the US Air Force confirmed the F-15C Eagle crashed at around 9.40am.

The aircraft was from the 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, it added.

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  1. Bad news. Hope the pilot ejected and survived in the water, untill rescue team find him.

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