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BREAKING: One dead as US Navy jet crashes in eastern England

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
An FA-18 Hornet, the jet reported to have crashed today (Pic credit via Wikipedia)
An FA-18 Hornet, the jet reported to have crashed today (Pic credit via Wikipedia)

A US Navy jet has crashed in the east of England with Cambridgeshire police confirming that there has been one fatality.

The deceased is thought to be the pilot.

Emergency services were sent to the scene on farmland near the military base on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border.

A source said the crash involved an US Navy F-18 single-seat aircraft.

                           

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they were called just after 10.30am.

He said: "We were called following reports of an aircraft crash at Redmere.

"We have two crews at the scene at the moment but there is no sign of any firefighting action taking place."