Pilot killed in U.S. fighter jet crash in England

October 21, 2015 4:26 PM

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LONDON — The pilot of a California-based Marine Corps U.S. F-18 fighter jet was killed Wednesday when his plane crashed after taking off from an air base in eastern England, the Air Force said.

The Marine Corps officially confirmed the death of the pilot, who was not identified, but said it was not clear if he ejected from the single-seat aircraft, according to Senior Airman Victoria Taylor, an Air Force public affairs officer.

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