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RAF Lakenheath jet crash: Body of pilot returned to US




The body of an RAF Lakenheath airman who died after his fighter jet crashed into the North Sea has been returned to the US.

First Lieutenant Kenneth 'Kage' Allen was killed when his F-15C Eagle went down on Monday morning 74 nautical miles off Flamborough Head on the Yorkshire coast.

He was assistant chief of weapons and tactics for the 493rd Fighter Squadron and moved to RAF Lakenheath in February, around the same time he married his wife Hannah.

Hannah and Kage Allen. Picture: Facebook
Hannah and Kage Allen. Picture: Facebook

Yesterday (June 18), F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron performed a missing-man formation in memory of Lt Allen as his body was returned to the US.

An accident investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the crash.

Missing man formation for First Lt Kenneth Allen. U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Matthew Plew
Missing man formation for First Lt Kenneth Allen. U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Matthew Plew

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