Tuesday, March 22, 2011

USAF F-15E crashes in Libya; crew rescued

The first aircraft loss of Operation Odyssey Dawn has occurred with a USAF F-15E Strike Eagle crashing in a field near Benghazi due to a equipment malfunction (Photos in link). Both crew ejected from the stricken aircraft and were rescued, with US Africa Command confirming that it was based out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England and flying from Italy's Aviano airbase at the time of the incident.

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