The plane launched by Gadhafi was a "galeb," a single-engine military aircraft.
The coalition has had total control of the skies the last few days. Africa Command's Gen. Carter F. Ham said on Monday that no Libyan planes had flown since the start of the operations on Saturday. The Tomahawk missile strikes have effectively degraded Libyan air defenses to the point that the coalition has not even recorded any radar activity coming from Libya.
They are also on the offensive in the west. Despite international air strikes, the rebel-held cities of Misrata and Zintan continue to be attacked, and their residents are pleading for help.
Multiple explosions rocked the capital of Tripoli overnight as Gadhafi's compound was bombed for the second time in a week.