An F-4 Phantom jet crashed Friday during a rehearsal for a Battle of Britain show this weekend, killing the two Royal Air Force aviators aboard, a military spokesman said.

The crash occurred about 5:10 p.m. as the jet fighter was passing over the military runway about 70 miles northwest of London.A military investigation will be made into the accident, an RAF spokesman said. The names of the aviators were withheld until their families could be notified.