LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says a fighter plane with one pilot on board has crashed into the North Sea.

The status of the pilot is not known.

The F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing was on a routine training mission Monday from RAF Lakenheath when it crashed at 9:40 a.m.

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 northeast of London.

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