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Last updated: 16 December 2018
Date:Tuesday 6 June 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registration: 5A-DDV
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
Aircraft damage: 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
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.

» Willem Wendt


photo of Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 PH-EXV
PH-EXV pictured here at the Fokker assembly line, prior to being delivered as 5A-DDV
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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 Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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