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PRESS RELEASE: 48th Fighter Wing downed aircraft

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed at approximately 0940 today in the North Sea. The aircraft was from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board. The cause of the crash as well as the status of the pilot are unknown at this time, and U.K. Search and Rescue have been called to support.

As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided.