US military officials added that the both crew members ejected safely and one of them was recovered. Special mission was launched to recover the other pilot. Some sources reported that recovered pilot with minor injuries was rescued by rebel Libyan soldiers.
A spokesman for the Africa Command, Vince Crawley said that crash was happened due to a mechanical failure and it was "not due to enemy or hostile actions". He refused to give more details on the crash as the second crew member is still missing.