C 130 aircraft -DOD photoA US pilot — forced to bail out of his malfunctioning fighter jet over Libya — was greeted as a hero by villagers who lined up in the sheep field where he landed to shake his hand and tell him, “We are your friends.”

Villager Younis Amruni, 27, told Britain’s Telegraph newspaper: “I hugged him and said, ‘Don’t be scared. We are your friends. We are so grateful to these men who are protecting the skies.’ “


He said villagers gave the pilot water and juice and formed a line to thank him.

(READ the story w/ photos in the NY Post)

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