Sunday, March 28, 1999 Published at 06:31 GMT
Downed Nato pilot rescued
The Pentagon has confirmed one of its planes has crashed
The US has confirmed that an F-117A Stealth fighter bomber has crashed while taking part in the Nato air strikes on Yugoslavia.
Spokesman Kenneth Bacon said he had no idea whether the pilot was injured but described him as "brave and heroic".
Mr Bacon said the Stealth plane had been on a bombing mission against Yugoslav targets when it came down but he said it was not clear why it had crashed.
Earlier, Serbia's RTS television station showed pictures of the burning wreckage of the US aircraft.
Nato broadens campaign
Reports of the downed plane came soon after Nato forces were authorised to attack a broader range of targets in Yugoslavia.
"There is clearly a sense of urgency to move against those Yugoslav targets in and around Kosovo which are directly carrying out those offensive operations," he said.
Up to now, the attacks have been aimed at Yugoslavia's air defence systems.
Nato reaffirmed it was not at war with Yugoslavia, and said President Slobodan Milosevic could halt the air raids by agreeing to international demands on Kosovo.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has also pledged to increase Britain's air power contribution to the Nato air strikes.
As many as 30,000 refugees are believed to be stranded without shelter inside Kosovo, with thousands more crossing into neighbouring Albania and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia.
Four days of bombing
The decision to step up the campaign against Yugoslavia came at the end of the fourth day of air strikes against Yugoslav targets.
A previous alert, sounded at 0405 local time, lasted about an hour before the all-clear was given.
There were further powerful explosions early on Sunday morning in the town of Cacak, about 150km (90 miles) south-west of Belgrade, the Yugoslav news agency Tanjug reported.
Saturday night's bombing had been concentrated on Belgrade itself, with several heavy explosions reported in the capital.
'KLA steps up attacks'
Serbian officials said the KLA had stepped up its attacks on Serb forces in Kosovo.
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic said on state television that Nato's "despotism" must be resisted.
President Milosevic described Nato's military campaign as the worst threat to peace since the end of World War II.