A US Air Force pilot is absent after a contender stream collided with the North Sea.

The F-15C Eagle, from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, slammed not long after 09:40 BST while on a preparation strategic.

The reason for the accident is right now obscure yet the US Air Force affirmed just one pilot was ready.

Search and salvage groups are searching for the airplane, which is accepted to have smashed 74 nautical miles off the East Yorkshire coast.

Live: Fighter fly collides with North Sea

A representative for HM Coastguard stated: “The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside has been sent alongside Bridlington and Scarborough RNLI rafts.

“Following a Mayday communicate by HM Coastguard, different vessels close by are making a beeline for the zone.”

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The plane got the money for 74 nautical miles off the East Yorkshire Coast

The F15C, a solitary seater air safeguard contender, is a model of stream that has been utilized by the US Air Force since 1979.

RAF representative Martin Tinworth said the airplane had an “excellent flight security record”.

RAF Lakenheath is the biggest US Air Force-worked base in England and home to its solitary F-15 warrior wing in Europe.

In excess of 4,000 US administration people are positioned there.

Lakenheath had been exclusively utilized by the RAF during World War Two and was relinquished as an operational base toward the finish of the war.

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