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    US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    A US warplane has crash-landed in Libya, a US military spokesman says.

    The spokesman, Kenneth Fiddler, told the BBC there was no indication the F-15E Eagle had been brought down by hostile fire.

    Both crew members ejected safely after what was believed to be a mechanical failure, US officials say.

    The Daily Telegraph newspaper says the plane went down near the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. It follows a third night of allied air strikes.

    A US-led coalition has been in action over Libya since Saturday, enforcing a UN resolution to protect civilians from Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

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    This is very worrying, I hope the two men get to safety or the rebel lines rather than fall into Gaddafi's hands.

    If they are captured, I hope any rescue gets them out early.

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    Re: US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    Building on what U.S. officials called a successful first stage of international military action in Libya, the focus is shifting to widening a no-fly zone across the North African country while continuing smaller-scale attacks on Libyan air defenses and setting the stage for a humanitarian relief mission.Changes are happening fast people have already looked on "you know who"(definitely not OBAMA) to blame.

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    Re: US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    According to this article, they've found one pilot, and are looking for the second.
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    They've both been recovered US official says both crew of F-15 jet that crashed in Libya are safe in American hands - The Washington Post
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    Re: US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    -- EDIT: They've both been recovered
    Good news.

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    Re: US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    The two crew members on the F-15E fighter jet both ejected, suffering minor injuries.

    One was quickly picked up by a US military helicopter. The other is said to be "safe" after being rescused by Libyan rebels.

    The US miltary said their forces were in the process of having him recovered.

    The crashed plane was discovered by a Telegraph journalist reporting in and around Benghazi, the rebel-held city.

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    Seems as hoped - the first was rescued by a US helicopter and the other was with rebel forces who've handed him back to the US.

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    Re: US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    That is definitely a good outcome in this.But rebel forces?
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    Re: US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    Man, F-15's don't go down very often. I wonder what happened. Good to see the crew made it back.
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    Re: US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    For sure but im looking for more backround on the event

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    Re: US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Man, F-15's don't go down very often. I wonder what happened. Good to see the crew made it back.
    They think it was some system failure, but it'll be a while before that is confirmed in detail. They'll probably try to recover any flight recorders or maintenance monitoring boxes that may have survived. It's looked pretty burned up.
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    Re: US warplane crash-lands in Libya

    Just a small tidbit....

    The US is getting closer and closer to a full-scale war break out.

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