US Fighter Jet Crashes in Libya

Via the BBC:  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 and have been recovered safely, officials say.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper says the plane went down near the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

The Telegraph (Libya: US fighter jet crash lands in field near Benghazi) is reporting that the crash was the result of mechanical failure.

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