Three killed in Libya plane crash

Three killed in Libya plane crash
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29 April, 2018
A pilot and two co-pilots were killed after a cargo plane crashed in southern Libya.
A pilot and two co-pilots were killed [File photo: Getty]
Three were killed in a cargo plane crash in southern Libya on Sunday, reported a military source.

The plane, carrying a pilot and two co-pilots who were killed, crashed minutes after taking off from the al-Sharara oil field, a source told AFP.

"It had arrived from Tripoli to bring supplies to the (oil) field staff and left empty," the source said.

"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 added.

The cause of the crash remains unknown. Al-Sharara is one of Libya's biggest oil fields in the south of the country.

Libya has been wracked by chaos since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi, with rival authorities and militias battling for control of its oil riches.