Lt Kenneth Allen with wife Hannah Allen

F-15 Crash: Funeral Of US Pilot To Be Live Streamed

Lt Kenneth Allen died after his F-15C aircraft crashed off the north-east coast of England in June.

Lt Kenneth Allen with wife Hannah Allen

The funeral of a US pilot who died when his jet crashed into the North Sea will be available to view on a social media live stream.

Those who wished to attend the ceremony for First Lieutenant Kenneth Allen can now do so virtually, RAF Lakenheath have announced.

Lt Allen's aircraft crashed off the East Yorkshire coast on 15 June.

Lt Allen was assistant chief of weapons and tactics for the 493rd Fighter Squadron.

He joined up with the 48th Fighter Wing, which is based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, in February.

Ahead of the funeral, the air base took to Facebook to announce the plans:

"Due to current COVID-19 travel restrictions, the family of 1Lt Kenneth “Kage” Allen has requested that his funeral service be streamed publicly to ensure all those who would have liked to attend can do so virtually. 

"The 48th Fighter Wing will support this request by live streaming the service taking place Saturday, 4 July, through the RAF Lakenheath Facebook page."

The funeral will be broadcast later this evening, between 17:00 and 18:00 BST.

Lt Allen is survived by his wife, Hannah Allen, and his parents.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Cover image: Lt Kenneth Allen with wife Hannah Allen (Picture: Hannah Allen/ Facebook).