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F-15E Down in Libya

Due, AFRICOM says, to “mechanical failure.” At the time of the report, the second crew member was in the process of being recovered.

The U.S. military says an Air Force fighter jet has crashed in Libya, amid an international military campaign to cripple Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s air defenses and protect civilians from his forces.

A spokesman for the U.S. Africa Command Vince Crawley said the crash likely was caused by a mechanical problem and not gunfire. Crawley said one crew member has been recovered and the other is “in the process” of being recovered.

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