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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 54516
Last updated: 20 May 2019
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Date:04-JAN-1989
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MiG-23 Flogger
Owner/operator:Libyan Air Force
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:70mls N off Tobruk -   Libya
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Al-Bumbah AB
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two Libyan MiG-23 were engaged in a dog foght with two US Navy F-14 Tomcat planes who were on a patrol mission in the eastern Mediterranean. Both MiG planes were shot down using a Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles.

Sources:

Aviation Week & Space Technology 9-1-1989


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2008 10:30 harro Added

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