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US F-18 Pilot Dead in 'Fireball' Crash

Plane took off from RAF Lakenheath, crashed miles away

(Newser) - A US Navy pilot was killed when his F-18 jet crashed in farmland in eastern England, just a few miles from the US Air Force base it had departed, on Wednesday morning. "A military aircraft which had taken off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk came down at about 10:... More »

Russian Bombers Harry US Ship

Yank fighters scramble to intercept jets

(Newser) - US fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers near the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz south of Japan today, Reuters reports. In an apparently tense moment, one of the Russian "Bear" bombers flew over the deck of the carrier. Four US F18 fighters took off from the Nimitz to escort the hostile... More »

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