USAF F-15E down in Libya, crew is safe

USAF F-15E Strike Eagle 91-0304 landing at Lakenheath, August 2006. This has been reported as the aircraft that crashed in Libya. / © Frank Grealish

USAF F-15E Strike Eagle 91-0304 landing at Lakenheath, August 2006. This has been reported as the aircraft that crashed in Libya. / © Frank Grealish

Posted By Frank Grealish

March 22 - Two crew members ejected from their U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle when the aircraft experienced equipment malfunction over northeast Libya, March 21, 2011 at approximately 10:30 p.m. CET.

Both crew members ejected and are safe.

The aircraft, based out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, was flying out of Aviano Air Base in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn at the time of the incident.

The cause of the incident is under investigation although it is suspected that the aircraft suffered engine failure.

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