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USAF F-15E crashes in Southwest Asia

USAF F-15E crashes in Southwest Asia

An U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle crashed May 3 at 11:40 a.m. local time while conducting a routine training mission.

Both crew members ejected safely. First responders have responded to the scene and more details will be released as they become available.

Strike Eagles are dual-role fighters that perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

A United States Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle crashed during a routine training mission somewhere in the Persian Gulf region, United Arab Emirates.

The aircraft belonged to the 366th Fighter Wing "Gunfighters" and deployed from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.


Source: 3 May 2011 - dailyairforce News

Photo: The U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle crashed May 3 (Photo by susanin.udm.ru)


(3.5.2012)


 
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