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US military jet crashes into field in England

Reuters with CNBC

A United States military jet crashed into a field in eastern England on Wednesday but early indications are that the pilot is safe, British police and a defense official said.

Police said they were alerted by members of the public that a jet had come down in a field in Lincolnshire at around 1430 GMT.

Twitter user Jack tweeted two pictures of what appeared to be the crash in Weston Hills, a village in Lincolnshire.

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Local police said: "The pilot has been located and indications are that he is safe." A British defense official said it was a U.S. jet.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in London said it could not immediately comment.