North Sea US Jet Crash Caused By 'Pilot Error'...
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November 26, 2020 - by www.bbc.com
A "pilot error" caused a US Air Force (USAF) fighter jet to crash into the North Sea, an investigation has found.
Lt Kenneth Allen, from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, was killed when the F-15C Eagle crashed off the East Yorkshire coast on 15 June.
The 27-year-old was on a training flight when it happened.
USAF's Accident Investigation Board (AIB) said clouds caused "reduced visibility" and resulted in "spatial disorientation" for the pilot.
The jet crashed while flying at 566 knots, about 650 miles per hour, about 74 nautical miles off Flamborough Head.
The report said Lt Allen was "fixated on acquiring the AA, either visually or with his radar, and did not...
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