ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-26 UP-AN601 Tarhuna
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Date:Sunday 5 April 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Libyan National Army
Registration: UP-AN601
MSN: 0503
First flight: 1970
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Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tarhuna (   Libya)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Antonov An-26 transport plane was destroyed in an attack on an airstrip near Tarhuna, Libya.
Forces of Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) reported that it had shot an Antonov cargo plane carrying ammunition for Libyan National Army (LNA) militias. LNA confirmed the attack but stated that the aircraft carried medical supplies.
Unconfirmed reports suggest the aircraft was hit by fire from a Bayraktar TB2 drone.

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