Air Force Lt. Col. Jonathan Kassebaum earned his wings back with a training sortie.
The latest accident marks the fourth crash of a U.S. Air Force fighter jet since May.
The Marine Corps has acknowledged a host of problems with an investigation into a midair collision off the coast of Japan.
The pilot was the fighter jet's lone occupant, and no other injuries were reported, according to the release.
The C-124 smashed into Mount Gannett north of Anchorage on Nov. 22, 1952, killing all 41 passengers and 11 crew members.
Search crews first located the fighter jet wreckage in the North Sea hours after the crash, around 9:40 a.m. local time
Rescue crews from the British Coast Guard have discovered the wreckage of an F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing.
Two naval aviators were killed when their civilian single-engine aircraft crashed in Alabama.
The Class A mishap happened May 30 at Brown Field, a Marine Corps official told Military.com.
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules collided with a wall and caught fire at Camp Taji, Iraq.