US jet crash pilot's systems 'not 100%'
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US FA-18 C crash pilot 'kept aircraft issue' from maintenance

An experienced US pilot repeatedly suggested he had navigation system issues in the hours before he died in a crash-landing, it has emerged.

Maj Taj Sareen died when FA-18 C United States Marine Corps jet came down at Temple Farm in Redmere, Cambridgeshire, shortly after taking off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk in October 2015.

The accident investigation report - released to the BBC - said there was evidence his navigation system was "not 100%".

It also said had the weather on the day of the crash been better, he might still be alive.

  • 04 Feb 2017