The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa have released the results of the accident investigation into the Oct. 8, 2014, crash of an F-15D Eagle near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. Clear and convincing evidence showed that the mishap was caused by a combination of two factors -- the angle of attack of the aircraft at the time and imperfections in the radome's nose cap assembly. There were no discrepancies to indicate engine, mechanical, flight control, or other problems existed with the aircraft. A narrative within the executive summary of the report is available online. The full report is available by submitting a Freedom of Information Act request. An electronic request may be submitted on the Air Force Freedom of Information Act webpage at www.foia.af.mil. For more information contact the USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs Office at 011-49-6371-47-6558.
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