Military plane crashes in Sharara oilfield in Libya, three killed including pilot


A general view of the El Sharara oilfield, Libya December 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo

A military plane crashed while taking off from Sharara oilfield in Libya leaving three killed including pilot.

National Oil Cooperation said on its website following the tragic crash that the plane was a cargo c-130 aircraft that emptied 18 tons of supplies at the oilfield of Sharara and experienced a technical failure while taking off, which led to its explosion.

“One of the plane’s crew members suffered severe burns and was sent to hospital.” NOC added.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the three crew members of the plane.” The NOC’s Chairman, Mustafa Sanallah said in the statement.

C-130 was a cargo plane chartered by Acacus Oil Company that is operating Sharara oilfield in Ubari.


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