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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 183082
Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:04-JAN-2016
Time:1200
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23ML
Owner/operator:Libyan Air Force
Registration: 6472
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Benghazi -   Libya
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Libyan Air Force MiG-23ML crashed into open ground near Benina airbase on the morning of 4 January 2016, returning from an air attack. The pilot, however, managed to eject and was unhurt
Initial claims about the aircraft being downed by opposing forces with AAA or a MANPADS were later denied by the Libyan National Army which claimed the hydraulics of the plane cough fire making a rocket to explode.

Sources:

https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/01/04/fighter-plane-crashes-in-benghazi-lna-denies-reports-of-ansar-shooting-it-down/
https://twitter.com/ajmubasher/status/683965745126981632
https://mideast.liveuamap.com/en/2016/4-january-crash-of-mig-aircraft-in-lybia
http://aerohisto.blogspot.fr/2016/02/libyan-air-force-lost-its-last-mig-23.html

https://www.facebook.com/libyaschannelhd/videos/502547353258469/

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2016 12:45 Ls Added
04-Jan-2016 14:52 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Jan-2016 17:53 Ls Updated [Total occupants, Embed code]
05-Jan-2016 18:50 Anon. Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2016 19:49 Ansierra117 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]

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