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.
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