Narrative:The no. 1 engine began to vibrate shortly after takeoff. The engine was shut down and the crew wanted to return to Zella, but couldn't maintain height. The aircraft crashed in the desert.
|Date:||Tuesday 6 June 1989|
|Type:||Fokker F-27 Friendship 600|
|Operator:||Libyan Arab Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 10588|
|First flight:|| 1979|
|Total airframe hrs:||7924|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 36|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Zella (Libya)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Zella 74 (HLZA), Libya|
|Destination airport:||Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya|
» Willem Wendt
PH-EXV pictured here at the Fokker assembly line, prior to being delivered as 5A-DDV
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Zella 74 to Tripoli International Airport as the crow flies is 598 km (373 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.