F-15 crashes in Libya; US says it was not shot down

Vince Coglianese Contributor
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A US F-15 jet crashed in Libya overnight and its crew ejected, the US Africa Command said.

One crew member has been safely rescued and the search for the other is ongoing.

“Both aircrew ejected,” the spokeswoman, Karin Burzynski, said from the command’s headquarters in the western German city of Stuttgart.

“One crew member was recovered and the operation to recover the second crew member is ongoing.”

The plane appeared to have suffered mechanical failure and had not been shot down, the spokeswoman said.

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