Details remain very sketchy, but the BBC has gotten confirmation that an American F/A-18 Hornet has crashed about five miles northwest of RAF Lakenheath airbase in Suffolk.
There are uncorroborated reports that the aircraft was part of a six-ship tanker drag, with the aircraft returning to the U.S. from the Middle East. Other claims state that the pilot ejected, although no word has been mention regarding their condition (see update below).
We will update this page as the story unfolds.
Update @ 4:49 a.m. PST- Sadly, the pilot died during the incident.
Update @ 5:01 a.m. PST: It appears VMFA-232, the Red Devils, who are based out of MCAS Miramar, were at least one of the Marine Squadrons at RAF Lakenheath this weekend.