F-15 fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath makes emergency landing after hydraulic issue

An F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Afghanistan. The F-15E's primary role in Afghanistan is providing c

An F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Afghanistan. The F-15E's primary role in Afghanistan is providing close-air support for ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon) - Credit: Archant

An F-15 fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath has been forced into an emergency landing after a 'hydraulic emergency', the US Air Force has confirmed.

The fighter jet took off this morning from the Suffolk base and landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire just before 10am.

A spokesman for the base said the plane was helped by another F-15 to land.

'The jet was on its way west and there was a hydraulic emergency so they were able to divert to RAF Brize Norton.

'This is just another great example of how our proximity to other local bases is helpful ensuring we stay forward, ready and ready now.'


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