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US Air Force F-15E Incident in Libya; Crew Safe
U.S. Africa Command ^ | Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Posted on 03/22/2011 4:27:12 AM PDT by kristinn

USS MOUNT WHITNEY, Mediterranean Sea, Mar 22, 2011 — 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.

The identities will be released after the next of kin have been notified.

Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces.


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To: Mr. Silverback

WSO/EWO. No depth perception.


101 posted on 03/22/2011 11:44:03 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: Mr. Silverback
I'm not quite so sure that there is “deep enemy territory” when it comes to Libya. He's making it sound like we're dropping bombs from a 100 feet which isn't what our A/C do. I seriously doubt they are even using the TFR in the Nav pods, prob the FLIR but not the TFR.
102 posted on 03/22/2011 12:16:15 PM PDT by Getsmart64
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To: Mr. Wright; Marine_Uncle; no-to-illegals; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SE Mom; All

You are correct, mechanical failure apparently caused the crash.
What happened to the Carter helicopters was very fine sand damage. There were 52 hostages not 444, but they were held for 444 days.
According to other Comments, this is old equipment. Who was in charge when they should have been replaced? Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2, or Obama. How much more money should we be spending when the voters indicated they want the deficit reduced?

Here is today’s AOL News feed on the crash. Considerable detail as well as update on other cities under attack. A video, 500 photos and many comments:

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/22/us-military-plane-crashes-in-libya-2-crew-members-eject/?ncid=webmail


103 posted on 03/22/2011 12:52:42 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Moose4

So... the plane that crashed could conceivably have participated in Reagan’s smack-down of the good colonel.


104 posted on 03/22/2011 1:05:37 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: ichabod1

No, those were F-111’s.


105 posted on 03/22/2011 1:08:04 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: gleeaikin

Thanks.


106 posted on 03/22/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: ichabod1

IIRC the Air Force strike aircraft on that run were all F-111s flying out of RAF Lakenheath (and having to detour out into the Atlantic because the Frogs and Spanish wouldn’t let them overfly their airspace). Wouldn’t completely surprise me if that bird was a Gulf War I or II veteran for sure.

}:-)4


107 posted on 03/22/2011 2:28:17 PM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: SueRae

#### We need to recover that stuff before they do #####

“they” is the problem. Where we don’t know which is “they”


108 posted on 03/22/2011 2:48:11 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: org.whodat

I don’t think that a munition was expended to destroy it? The missiles are still fairly intact. AIM-120C and AIM-9M. Think back to the F-117 shot down in Yugoslavia? Far too many civilians around the wreck to justify its destruction. The last thing that the Coalition wants is a group of anti-Gadaffi civilians killed.


109 posted on 03/22/2011 3:08:53 PM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: mulder1

Those ground attack missions have been briefed from when they first happened. Have you not been following the Penatagon briefings?


110 posted on 03/22/2011 3:13:32 PM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: hal ogen

Reverse the situation. Humans are curious. It would be no different if they were US citizens.


111 posted on 03/22/2011 3:17:55 PM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: Mr Rogers
Nothing unusual about the state of the wreck. This Serb MiG-29 came down in Bosnia from 20,000 feet.


112 posted on 03/22/2011 3:26:36 PM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: chuckee

No. Members of the Coalition are taking their equal turns to patrol and mount missions. The French carrier is on station now so the Navy Rafales are complementing the Air Force examples. The Canadians have started flying missions. Even the Swedes have offered up their SAAB Gripens.

Your vision of the US getting out of NATO is not going to happen. No US Administration is going to take such a measure.


113 posted on 03/22/2011 3:36:02 PM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: Mr. Silverback; Mr Rogers
Don't know if you caught this--from The Telegraph story linked earlier:

On Tuesday morning the blackened wreckage was still smouldering. A guided missile lay at its side. The wings had been ripped from the long-range bomber and its two tail fins stood high above the grass, attracting opposition supporters and souvenir hunters alike.

114 posted on 03/22/2011 4:07:03 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Moose4

115 posted on 03/22/2011 4:34:50 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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Video of carrier-based F-15 Strike Eagle attack on Libya

Second one

Enjoy! ;-)

116 posted on 03/22/2011 4:54:40 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: P-Marlowe; Mr Rogers

**with no evidence of forward motion.**

You mean kinda like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMxXHY1f8Xk&feature=related


117 posted on 03/22/2011 6:51:03 PM PDT by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
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To: Mr Rogers

**But I would NOT pull the nose vertical and eject...**

Yeah, you’re right, there’s the possibility of it coming down through your chute, OR maybe this happening: (at 2:09. ouch!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm_pLW4ymEk&feature=related


118 posted on 03/22/2011 7:05:57 PM PDT by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
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To: Tommyjo; Marine_Uncle; SE Mom; Ernest_at_the_Beach; no-to-illegals; All

Apparently Qatar is also flying, and at one point I noted that the Emirates said they would take part. I pulled up the latest AOL News feed on Libya. There are 500 photos and over 3,000 comments. I read some of the comments and a few were so poorly spelled or worded that I wondered if maybe they were a Libyan anti assistance plant. Then I saw where someone said a comment was a direct quote from a Kaddafi loyalist site.

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/22/gadhafis-forces-libyan-rebels-face-standoff/?ncid=webmail


119 posted on 03/22/2011 10:59:33 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

Comment about comments <—> Another site has modified the way comments are viewed. The system is a pain in the rear. I pray someone is receiving and viewing the most recent instead of most popular, at the site (unnamed). Haven’t noticed AOL is doing this. Praying AOL does not adapt this policy.


120 posted on 03/23/2011 7:41:14 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: kristinn

The Pentagon has stated the the F-15E wreckage has now been bombed.


121 posted on 03/23/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: Tommyjo

Good!


122 posted on 03/23/2011 11:42:17 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: no-to-illegals; Marine_Uncle; SE Mom; All

Yes, I have noticed that too about comments at AOL, I think you can request most recent or from oldest order. I have seen another site that has in addition most popular and one other that I don’d remember. One change I would like to see here at FR is the capacity to put in a date to pull up the personal pings from that period. Also, I have never figured out how to see what I have written to others on mail.

At any rate, her is today’s AOL News post on Libya. Don’t have time to look at it now, but may be good for a laugh. Perhaps someone would like to do it as a main post.

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/23/moammar-40-lipsticked-virgins-gadhafis-best-bet-for-survival/?ncid=webmail


123 posted on 03/23/2011 12:47:16 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

The way things are shaping up the Qatar planes just may turn around and fly home.


124 posted on 03/23/2011 12:59:43 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: hal ogen
Why is it when there is some burned-out war junk the moozlums yuts seems to jump on it, stand on it or just walk around and around looking at it? Don't they have anything else to do?

They got to go to Mosque and stick their butt in the air about four or five times a day. Its hard to get steady work done under such a legalistic system

125 posted on 03/23/2011 5:42:55 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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