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Last updated: 22 September 2017
Date:Tuesday 22 December 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2L5
Operator:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registration: 5A-DIA
C/n / msn: 21050/1108
First flight: 1975-02-07 (17 years 11 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 147 / Occupants: 147
Total:Fatalities: 157 / Occupants: 157
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) E of Tripoli International Airport (TIP) (   Libya)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libya
Destination airport:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
Collided with a MiG-23UB at 3500 feet and crashed.

Mid air collision
Loss of control

» Air International
» Air Safety Week 11.1.1993 (p. 3)
» Scramble 164


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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 Benghazi-Benina International Airport to Tripoli International Airport as the crow flies is 666 km (416 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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