Thursday, February 29, 2024

Libyan Air Force MiG-21 crashes at Air Force Base in Tobruk

The plane, conducting a training flight, crashed upon landing as the result of a technical default. The trainer pilot died in the crash, the trainee pilot sustained minor injuries.

An airforce MiG 21 crash landed at Tobruk’s Gamal Abdul El Nasser Air Base killing one of the two people on board, Colonel Mohamed Rabie. According to an official the crash was caused by technical problems.

The aircraft was being used on a training flight. The trainee, Captain Abdulgader Ali, survived with minor injuries.

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It is the second crash landing at the airbase in a week. On Saturday an air ambulance helicopter flying from Labraq crashed with four people aboard but there was no serious injuries.

The airbase also serves as the town’s airport.

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