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No web report as yet, just heard on Sky new that a US war plane has gone down in Libya due to mechanical failure - the crew were rescued by rebels apparently.
Looking for internet reports to link now.
09.34 More on that exclusive from The Telegraph's Rob Crilly - the US warplane found crashed in a field in Libya is an F-15E Eagle.
Originally posted by USAisSatanic
mechanical failure? i would say shot down. USA is known for calling shot down ,mechanical failure to overstate effectiveness of its overrated equipment
Originally posted by littlecloud
Also, isnt Libya a no fly zone at the moment?edit on 22-3-2011 by littlecloud because: added
Originally posted by Now_Then
reply to post by USAisSatanic
The reporter that has seen the wreak says that it is fairly complete, the anti aircraft missiles capable of hitting that would pretty much destroy the aircraft - sounds to me a little like the pilot tried to control the F15 for as long as possible to probably ditch in the best available place, and then ejected at the very last minute - he seems to have done something right cos he was taken in by the rebels and is being protected etc... Now the biggest worry would be either hauling the wreak out or destroying it totally with air strikes.... loads of nice kit in one place there, lots of weapons lots of top secret stuff.
Originally posted by Danbones
maebe he defected
1031: More details on the crash. African Command's Kenneth Fidler tells the BBC the indications are that the crash was not caused "by hostile action". He says that one crew member has been recovered, and an operation is currently under way to recover the other serviceman.
1035: Mr Fidler also confirms that the warplane - F-15E Strike Eagle - crashed overnight. It was not immediately clear where the jet went down.