U.S. F/A-18 crashes in UK, pilot killed

October 21, 2015 1:42 PM

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U.S. F/A-18 crashes in UK, pilot killed

London (CNN)A U.S. military aircraft en route from Bahrain to the United States crashed Wednesday in farmland in the east of England, killing the pilot, British police and U.S. military sources said.

The plane had taken off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk -- a U.S. base -- and went down near the town of Ely, Cambridgeshire police said in a statement.

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