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Accident description
Last updated: 30 November 2015
Date:Saturday 7 December 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-351C
Operator:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registration: 5A-DJT
C/n / msn: 18888/425
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 189
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 199
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tripoli International Airport (TIP) (   Libya)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
Destination airport:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libya
The Boeing 707-351C, operated by Libyan Arab Airlines, was damaged beyond repair in a takeoff accident at Tripoli International Airport, Libya. The aircraft swerved to the left of the runway. It went off the side, causing the undercarriage and all four engines to be torn off. A fire erupted, destroying the right wing and rear fuselage.

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Distance from Tripoli International Airport to Benghazi-Benina International Airport as the crow flies is 666 km (416 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.
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