In a statement, the US Air Force confirmed the F-15C Eagle crashed at around 9.40am.
The aircraft was from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, it added.
“At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board,” the US Air Force said.
“The cause of the crash as well as the status of the pilot are unknown at this time, and UK Search and Rescue have been called to support.
“As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided.”
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