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Fighter jets are grounded at base
More than 70 F-15 fighter jets have been grounded at RAF Lakenheath air base in Suffolk while an investigation takes place into a crash in the USA.

The US Air Force suspended non-mission flight operations of its F-15 aircraft on Saturday.

It follows the crash of a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C. Early findings indicate a possible structural failure.

The stand down of the fleet was a precautionary safety measure, the US Air Force said in a statement.

It added: "The Air Force will ensure mission requirements are met for worldwide operations normally accomplished by the F-15."



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