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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25791
Last updated: 6 July 2019
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Date:29-DEC-1970
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 18
Owner/operator:Air Libya (charter company)
Registration: N5967C
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sarir -   Libya
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Sarir
Destination airport:Tobruk
Narrative:
Charter to British Petroleum from Air Libya (NOT related to Libyan airlines) Dense smoke filled the cockpit during takeoff roll. Aborted. Several Libyan customs agents on board. (probably a crew change at the British Petro. facility). All exited the aircraft. Fire probably under the cockpit floor or panel and electrical. Pilot reported that smoke so dense you couldn't see the length of the cabin during exit. BP sent their very modern fire crew and trucks to the airport about from about 2-3km away. But forgot to put water in the water tanker truck. Air Libya, at the time, was a charter ops; British and American owned with Libyan partner. One of 3 oil field charter operations and not related to Libyan (Arab) Airlines.

Sources:

James Cherry, ATR (US and Nigeria) SCPL etc (UK). I was the fellow employee who trained the pilot, C. Hanson from Sweden.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Nov-2010 13:51 jcherry Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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