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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 3 July 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-212
Operator:Petra Airlines
Registration: JY-PTA
MSN: 459
First flight: 1994-03-10 (19 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5A3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tripoli International Airport (TIP) (   Libya)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
An Airbus A320-212 of Petra Airlines sustained substantial damage in a ground mishap at Tripoli Airport, Libya.
An oxygen bottle exploded in the crew oxygen compartment. The crew oxygen compartment, nose section and electrical wire components on the flight deck were damaged. In addition traces of fire were found on the at cockpit instrument panel.
The airplane was parked on the apron at the time; one mechanic was injured.

Damaged on the ground



photo of Airbus-A320-212-JY-PTA
accident date: 03-07-2013
type: Airbus A320-212
registration: JY-PTA
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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