Skip to comments.US Air Force F-15E Incident in Libya; Crew Safe
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.
“The identities will be released after the next of kin have been notified. “
Next of kin? Kinda the wrong context for that isn’t it.
You don't usually notify next of kin of they're alive.
I’d want to be notified if this happened to someone in my family, before it appears on TV.
It’ll be good to hear them once they’re back home—nice to know who these ‘rebels’ are that we’re fighting for.
You do in the event they are in hostile territory and not in our hands. The rebels are not part of “our” hands, especially since they are supported by the Muslim Brotherhood and now AQ.
Mechanical failure is being blamed for the crash east of Benghazi with the pilot and crew member safely ejecting.
F-15E Strike Eagle cost = $32 million in 1998, in 2011 close to $100 million to replace.
Really strange!! !#%!$=
You do in the event they are in hostile territory and not in our hands. The rebels are not part of our hands, especially since they are supported by the Muslim Brotherhood and now AQ
These aircraft have had the crap flow out of them. We should have taken up Boeing’s offer to build new ones for $68mm a copy.
Terrible, criminal to send our best young men to war without the best equipment money can buy.
The F-15E is old enough that Slick Willie probably already sold them the technology, or they’ve stolen it. The E variant first flew in 1986.
“UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces.”
Really? So we’re bombing who, where, why and for what? Anyone have a scorecard?
so true and it goes to my point of why the notification before one of the next of kin sees it on TV as noted in the post before mine.
What is strange about it??
I doubt there is much left.
I wonder if the malfunction had anything to do with being hit by a missile or cannon fire.
Glad the crew is safe.
Loved Lakenheath when I was there way back when.
I hope we are savvy enough to nuke the remains of the aircraft so the Chicoms have to work harder to steal the technology.
Are you serious? The Chicoms already have all of the technology, the five-axis milling machines to build it and the training to operate it. Twenty-plus years of unimpeded if not assisted spying, ten of which we know they had/have direct links to the White House for access to anything. Our "friends" in Germany and Israel have gladly sold China our technology and our universities are training up the next generation of Chicoms to understand and implement the advanced machine learning principles to guide robotics and cyber warfare.
Sadly, we are getting to the point where we need to spy on the Chinese for the next generation of gear. Not that it would really benefit the West much - we closed down our mines and factories years ago, and lost the cyber war when we let Google track and control everything else.
You never tell the families anything about missions, unless someone is hurt, killed, are missing in action. Actually military assignemts are none of nufb.
Looks like another million dollar missile was used to destroy it.
Especially when we have a female pilot taken, sitting on qaddafi's lap on a live cnn broadcast with boulf blitzer straighting quadfers robes and telling the bitch to suck it up before going live.
This was likely a technical incident, or will necessarily be related as such.
We need to get out of this particular theater, there is nothing there for us but liability and embarrassment.
Mechanical failure is being blamed for the crash . . .
Same thing happened with our Carter Admn. helicopters
while trying to rescue the 444 American Hostages.
RATS in control means our military equipment is out of control.
A F-15 is not one of our high-tech stealth aircraft. The role of tank killer would be more appropriate. Going down in North East Libya would seem to confirm that. Unless GDaffi’s forces have defense installations in that area.
why the hell we’re there is beyond me and how hypocritical for the left now to say they have no problem with another war.
A war which has nothing at all to do with us and will cost us more money while we’re fighting two other wars.
What do these hypocritical idiots say but wiht changed words, ah yes
oabma lied and people died
True but the electronics have been upgraded since then.
still trying to figure how the anti war folks have no problem with this and why the hell we’re spending money there and wasting time in an area which has nothing to do with us.
The Arab league wants nutter to stop then let them do it for crying out loud
I imagine the anti war crowd will be protesting like mad over a 3rd war, oh wait their messiah started this while on vacation with his mother in law on our dime and never got permission from congress and then carried on with his vacation with family and MOTHER IN LAW
WTH is she doing there and why are we paying for her vacations and to live in the white house, have free food, no bills etc?
No matter the world is in turmoil but hey fat arse gets a vacation AGAIN.
Hardly used fleets of frontline US made F-15’s & 16’s are sitting idle in Saudi, Kuwait and Egypt. It’s the Arabic equivalent of used French military equipment’ We should borrow them instead of flying our worn out planes.
Prayers that they truly are and will stay safe!
The F-15Es are much newer than the F-15Cs; they were produced for the USAF through 2001.
Nothing of value left there for anyone...
That's the only kind of war that the Dems and the left and libs will support: one in which there is no national interest at stake ( see Kosovo ).
Not usually associated with "safe"...
They do notify next of kin if you’ve just been shot down by hostile forces. Nothing unusual about that at all.
Good thing they were picked up by the rebels....what would Premier Hussein do if that had been an American crew, and were captured by Kadaffy??
Better yet, what happens after Premier Hussein summarily withdraws all US Forces from Libya, and one of the coalition aircraft gets shot down and the crew captured. What then??
do you think the rebels would treat a female pilot any better?
In Iraq female pilots had both arms and legs broken (maybe on ejection) and were repeatedly raped.
Love it when I can dust off and reuse old 80s memes.
Just saw footage on Fox of the unfired ordnance, right down to the contract number and serial number. We need to recover that stuff before they do..
Raising his hands in the air he called out "OK, OK" to greet the crowd. But he need not have worried.
"I hugged him and said don't be scared we are your friends," said Younis Amruni, 27.
A queue formed to shake the hand of the airman, as locals thanked him for his role in the attacks.
A plane crash is an "incident". Hmmmm....strange choice of words.
incident = cover for dear leader
nail on head
One poster just made a post, forget their name that the anti war right is now picking up.
Funny how the left pick and choose their wars.
Iraq 17 UN resolutions and years of ignoring them
Bush went to Congress and got the votes
Obama goes on vacation , takes family, takes MOTHER IN LAW ON OUR DIME WTH.
One resolution ignored in 24 hours.
Wages war from Rio and then sends a letter from his vacation to congress after he has wages war and attacked
it is staggering how the far left and anti war smelly hippies are hypocritical and that goes for the corrupt media who are spinning this for obama.
FOX for instance.
Plane goes down now if Bush had been on the report would have said .
“US plane goes down”
Because obama is in charge then the report is”US plane crashed due to mechanical problems”
2ND headline makes it clear it was not shot down but the first could be making people ask was it shot down.
Still Bill Hemmer and FOX plus others are happy because their 401k’s are going up and to them that is all what matters
They’re like little kids being taken to a candy shop right now,smiling an giggling but ignore the laws and what obama has done
They will release him, but only after he converts to Islam.
LOL Noticed that too.