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Three killed in Libya cargo plane crash

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A pilot and two co-pilots, all three of them Libyan, were killed Sunday when their cargo plane crashed in southern Libya, a military source said.

The plane crashed minutes after taking off from the Al-Sharara oil field, the source said on condition of anonymity.

“It had arrived from Tripoli to bring supplies to the (oil) field staff and left empty,” the source told AFP.

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“The captain and his two co-pilots died in the crash.”

One member of the crew survived the wreck but was “seriously injured”, the source said.

The cause of the crash at Al-Sharara, one of Libya’s biggest oil fields in the south of the country, was unknown.


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