A Libyan MiG-21 fighter jet flying in the skies over the city of Tobruk in Eastern Libya came down in a densely populated neighborhood earlier today, exploding with incredible force upon impact. The pilot and a small boy on the ground were killed, according to initial reports.
It's not immediately clear if anyone else was killed. The pilot was identified as Rafa Al-Farani, originally from Benghazi, according to the Libya Herald.
The plane actually crashed as it was performing during a memorial ceremony for another pilot killed just four days ago, the Libya Herald report said. A mechanical fault is suspected in the crash, though there is no confirmation as to what exactly brought the plane down.
We'll update if we get any more information.