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US jet crashes into Libyan field, crowd gathers

 Libyan rebels stop on the road as mortars from Moammar Gadhafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, ...
 Libyan rebels retreat as mortars from Moammar Gadhafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of ...
 Libyan rebels try to take cover as mortars from Moammar Gadhafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya,...
 A man from Ghana, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, carries his belongings as he arrive in a refugee camp after crossing ...
 Women run as two F-15 jet fighters are seen in background, at the NATO airbase of Aviano, Italy, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi's forces sh...
 A man from Ghana, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, carries his belongings as he arrives in a refugee camp after crossing...
 Libyans inspect the wreckage of a US  F15 fighter jet after it crashed in an open field in the village of  Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, eastern Libya...
 Libyans pose with the wreckage of a US  F15 fighter jet, after it crashed in an open field in the village of  Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, eastern Li...

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Libyan rebels stop on the road as mortars from Moammar Gadhafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, ...

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Libyan rebels retreat as mortars from Moammar Gadhafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of ...

Mideast Libya

Libyan rebels try to take cover as mortars from Moammar Gadhafi's forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya,...

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A man from Ghana, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, carries his belongings as he arrive in a refugee camp after crossing ...

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Women run as two F-15 jet fighters are seen in background, at the NATO airbase of Aviano, Italy, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi's forces sh...

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A man from Ghana, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, carries his belongings as he arrives in a refugee camp after crossing...

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Libyans inspect the wreckage of a US F15 fighter jet after it crashed in an open field in the village of Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, eastern Libya...

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Libyans pose with the wreckage of a US F15 fighter jet, after it crashed in an open field in the village of Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, eastern Li...

Libyan villagers who saw the crash of a U.S. warplane say the fighter jet was spinning as it came down into a field.
The plane's body is mostly burned to ash, with only the wings and tail fins intact. U.S. officials say the two-man crew ejected and both were safe in American hands.
The F-15E Strike Eagle jet was conducting a mission Monday night against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses when it crashed at 2130 GMT (5:30 p.m. EDT), said Lt. Cmdr. Karin Burzynski, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Africa Command. It came down near Bu Mariem, about 24 miles (38 kilometers) east of Benghazi.
"I saw the plane spinning round and round as it came down," said Mahdi Amrani, who rushed to the scene with other villagers.


Updated : 2020-12-02 12:40 GMT+08:00