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March 22nd, 2011
08:05 AM ET

U.S. F-15 fighter jet crashes in Libya

Mechanical failures caused an American war plane to crash in a Libyan field. The pilot and second crew member on the plane are both safe and in U.S. hands.

Retired Major General James "Spider" Marks commanded the Army Intelligence Center and held command positions with the 101st and 82nd Airborne. Major General Marks talks to American Morning about the breaking news out of Libya this morning.

Filed under: U.S. • World
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  1. Daniel

    Here come the Republicans who'll argue that we need to cut social service to make better planes.

    April 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  2. paul berginc

    Yes we have search and rescue always close by .
    Things break Murphy’s Law, even F15E
    This is if my count is right the 12 to crash
    Three by combat I assume this will qualify as combat loss
    Total loss to date 13 loss 10 crashes, three by combat.

    Those guys had to have a tense moment until they found they were in friendly hands
    I can’t Imagine Kaddafi paradeing these guys on TV

    March 22, 2011 at 8:09 am |