U.S. warplane found crashed in Libya: report

08:04, March 23, 2011      

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The U.S. military has confirmed that a U.S. fighter jet has crashed in Libya, British newspaper The Daily Telegrph reported Tuesday on its website.

People look at a U.S Air Force F-15E fighter jet after it crashed near the eastern city of Benghazi March 22, 2011. The fighter jet crashed in Libya overnight after apparent mechanical failure but its crew were safe, a spokesman for the U.S. military Africa Command said on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The aircraft was an F-15E Eagle, the report said citing a correspondent currently based in Libya.

The two crew members were rescued by rebels after the jet forced down in a field near Benghazi due to "mechanical failure," Britain's Sky News also quoted U.S. officials as saying.

According to other media reports, the two crew members ejected after the equipment failure and are safe, although sustaining minor injuries.

Source: Xinhua

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