US F-15 crashes in Libya, crew ejected: command

22nd March 2011, Comments 0 comments

A US F-15 jet crashed in Libya overnight and its crew ejected, with one member safely recovered and the search for the other ongoing, a spokeswoman for the US Africa command told AFP Tuesday.

"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."

Western forces pounded strongholds of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi for a third night under a UN Security Council resolution authorising all necessary means to stop Kadhafi's forces harming civilians as they battle a rebellion.

© 2011 AFP

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