U.S. Air Force plane crashes into North Sea
Topics: U.S. CRASH
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).
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.
U.K. search and rescue authorities are taking part in the search of the crash site.
Lakenheath is a Royal Air Force base that hosts the U.S. Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing, known as the Liberty Wing.
The base is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of London. ■