US pilot in fighter jet crash named; accident cause unclear

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has identified the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed off the coast of northern England as 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday. Allen, assistant chief of weapons and tactics for the 493rd Fighter Squadron, died in the routine training accident that took place at at 9:40 a.m. Monday. The cause of the F-15C Eagle crash is under investigation. Allen had been based with the 48th Fighter Wing at the Royal Air Force’s Lakenheath base since February of this year.