Marine pilot from San Diego base is killed in crash in Britain

October 21, 2015 10:40 PM

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A Marine pilot was killed Wednesday when an F/A-18C Hornet crashed in a rural area about 70 miles north of London. There were no other casualties.

The plane was in a flight of six aircraft when it crashed in a field near RAF Lakenheath, a Royal Air Force base that hosts U.S. Air Force units that include fighter jets and refuelers. The five other planes diverted safely to RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.

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