Scene of F-15 crash in Lincolnshire
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US military jet crash: F-15 flew 'unmanned' for a mile

A US military jet from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk has crashed in a field near houses and a school in Lincolnshire.

Janet Prescott saw the F-15D, a training plane, come down in a field off Broad Gate, Weston Hills, near Spalding at about 15:30 BST.

She told BBC Radio Suffolk: "There was a change in tone in one of the aircraft. I saw one of the pilots eject... but the jet carried on nearly a mile through the village."

The pilot ejected from the aircraft and police say he has escaped with very minor injuries.

  • 08 Oct 2014
  • From the section England