Official: F-15 jet crew safe and in American hands
A U.S. official says both the crew of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed in Libya are safe and back in American hands.
The official, speaking Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record, said a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft retrieved the pilot. He says the second crew member, a weapon's officer, was recovered by Libyan rebel forces and is now in U.S hands.
The crash occurred Monday night at 2130 GMT (5:30 p.m. EDT) after what the military says was an equipment malfunction. Its exact location was not given.
- Turkey working on defusing tension with Moscow after Russian jet downed
- Prosecutor seeks up to 20 years in jail for Nokta magazine’s editors
- Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 13
- Brussels schools, metro reopen under tight security
- New AK Party Cabinet staffed by Erdoğan loyalists
- Turkey to UN: Russian planes violated our airspace
- US House passes bill to slow Syrian refugees
- Turkey shoots down Russian warplane near Syria border
- VW cuts 1 billion euros from 2016 investment plan
- New regulation allows closure of critical universities