US Jet Crashes in Libya

After an equiptment malfunction, a U.S. fighter jet crashed in Libya, the Star Tribune said, and both crewmembers on board made it to safety.

The crewmembers were ejected from the plane, a US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, according to Aljazeera.

One of the airmen landed in a field of sheep after being ejected, and was welcomed into the homes of civilians who appreciated him protecting their airways, the Star Tribune said.

The two men were flying during a "raid against anti-aircraft defences in the northeast of the country," Aljazeera said, but it is not known exactly what they were enganged in.

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