Lincolnshire F-15 crash site recovery work increased 

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Road closures surrounding the site where an American fighter jet crashed in Lincolnshire will be in place for a further week as recovery efforts are stepped up.

Investigations continue after US Air Force F-15 jet from RAF Lakenheath crashed in Weston Hills near Spalding at around 3.30pm on October 8.

Lincolnshire Police confirmed that there will be an increase in recovery crews and equipment, including heavy plant in the early part of next week.

A cordon is in place around the field where the jet came down.

Residents within the cordon are allowed entry, and there is access to Honey Pots Nursery. Additionally, the school bus is now able to use the bus stops along Broad Gate.

Community Policing Inspector Jim Tyner said: ‘Everything is being done to reduce the impact upon the community but inevitably some people will be inconvenienced’.

The road closures are:

  • Broad Gate is closed from the junction with the B1357 Moulton Chapel Road to the junction with Fengate Drove
  • Mill Drove North is closed from the A16 to the junction with Old Fendyke Road