Pilot and two co-pilots are killed as cargo plane crashes in Libyan oil field

  • Plane crashed minutes after taking off from the Al-Sharara oil field, source said
  • One member of crew survived but was ‘seriously injured’, according to source
  • Cause of the crash – at one of Libya’s biggest oil fields – has not yet been found

A pilot and two co-pilots, all three of them Libyan, have died after their cargo plane crashed in southern Libya, a military source has said.

The plane crashed minutes after taking off from the Al-Sharara oil field, the source said on condition of anonymity.

‘It had arrived from Tripoli to bring supplies to the (oil) field staff and left empty,’ the source told AFP.


The plane crashed minutes after taking off from the Al-Sharara oil field, a source said on condition of anonymity

One member of the crew survived the wreck but was ‘seriously injured’, a source said

‘The captain and his two co-pilots died in the crash.’

One member of the crew survived the wreck but was ‘seriously injured’, the source said.

The cause of the crash at Al-Sharara, one of Libya’s biggest oil fields in the south of the country, was unknown. 

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