US Air Force plane crashes into North Sea

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FILE PHOTO: An F-15C Eagle From The 493Rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Stands Ready At Cervia Air Base, Italy At Sunset April 12, 1999. The Aircraft Is Deployed To Italy In Support Of Nato Operation Allied Force. (Photo By Usaf/Getty Images)

LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Air Force fighter plane with one pilot on board crashed into the North Sea on Monday. The status of the pilot wasn’t known.

The F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing was on a routine training mission from RAF Lakenheath when it crashed at 9:40 a.m. local time (4:40 a.m. EDT).

U.K. search and rescue authorities are taking part in the search of the crash site.

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