RUMINT: Photo of the Strike Eagle that Crashed?

A DT reader who ID'd himself only as Mike J sent us a link to a webpage that highlights F-15E 91-0304, apparently the airplane that crashed in Libya a few hours ago.  Not sure how Mike knows, but we thank him for the link (and we'll verify the rumor ASAP).  Eagle-eye Mike J got the tail number off of the video that's airing all over the place (see below).

Here are the jet's details:

Serial No.:   91-0304
Block No.:   F-15E-51-MC
Lot No.:   VI
Construction No.:   1211/E169
Engines:   Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229
Current Operator:   48th Fighter Wing 492nd Fighter Squadron "Madhatters" RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
Tail Code:   LN
Last Spotted:   July 2006
  • Ordered Fiscal Year 1991
  • 492nd Fighter Squadron

Here's video of the crash site: .

-- Ward

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