ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157843
Last updated: 23 July 2014
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Date:08-JUL-1992
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MiG-23
Owner/operator:Libyan Air Force
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Malleme airport, Crete -   Greece
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Libya
Destination airport:Malleme airport, Crete
Narrative:
The pilot defected from Libya and asked political asylum in Greece.
The pilot suffered chest injuries when his plane overshot the runway at Malleme airport in western Crete, crashed in a field and caught fire. He managed to crawl out of the cockpit before the plane was engulfed in flames.

Sources:
http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1992/Libyan-MiG-Crash-Lands-At-Greek-Airport-Pilot-Asks-for-Asylum/id-52f0b23ed26201adc386a1e952e3098d


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