Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Thursday 25 August 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operator:Afriqiyah Airways
Registration: 5A-ONK
C/n / msn: 4330
First flight: 2010-06-01 (1 year 3 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tripoli International Airport (TIP) (   Libya)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
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Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Two Airbus A300 aircraft, 5A-IAY of Afriqiyah Airways and 5A-DLZ of Libyan Arab Airlines, were destroyed at Tripoli International Airport (TIP) during a battle between Libyan rebels and Gaddafi loyalists. Both aircraft burned out. Another aircraft, Airbus A320 5A-ONK, operated by Afriqiyah Airways sustained substantial damage after being hit by shelling in the lower fuselage on the right hand side.
The aircraft was withdrawn from use and parked in a corner of the airport. It was struck by shelling during fighting between rival militias between July 25 and August 23, 2014. The airplane burned out.


Classification:
Destroyed on ground

Sources:
» Scramble 389


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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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