American fighter pilot, whose jet crashed into the North Sea



His unit claims to be the pilot of a US Air Force F-15C fighter who died in an accident on the northeastern coast of England on Monday.


Lieutenant Kenneth Allen is assistant chief for weapons and tactics for the 493rd Fighter Squadron and said the 48th Fighter Wing has been stationed in the UK since February 2020.

Ellen was one of four people on board the training program when she crashed into the North Sea off the coast of Yorkshire at 9.40am on Monday.

His body was recovered in the afternoon following a search and rescue operation involving UK pirates, 75 nautical miles from Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

The 48th Fighter Wing Commander, Colonel Will Marshall, said: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Lieutenant Allen and we are saddened by his family and his fellow Reaper in the 493rd Fighter Squadron. In the dark of this time, the light beam is a wonderful glimpse of love and support from our communities. "

The pilots and aircraft were stationed at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, home of England's largest US airbase. The 48th Fighter Wing has served there since 1960 and has more than 4,500 active-duty military personnel.

The F-15C is a single-seater version of the long-established Boeing Twin-Engine Fighter, used by the US Air Force since 1979.

In recent years, accidents involving American aircraft around Lucknow have occasionally occurred, although casualties are rare.

In October 2015, US pilot Major Taj Sarin died when his F / A-18 Hornet jet crashed on a farm near Lakewood. Further investigation showed the 34-year-old failed to report problems on his flight before takeoff.

Alan has a wife and parents. His family was informed of his death.

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