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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 14 July 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q Dash 8
Operator:Medavia
Registration: 9H-AEY
C/n / msn: 508
First flight: 1998-01-22 (16 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tripoli International Airport (TIP) (   Libya)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The airplane was parked in a hangar at Tripoli International Airport (TIP), Libya when heavy fighting broke out between rival militias around the airport. Many aircraft were damaged by shrapnel and RPG hits.
The DHC-8 sustained bullet or shrapnel damage to the tail fin and fuselage.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground

Sources:
» timesofmalta.com


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