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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Fecha:martes 22 diciembre 1992
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2L5
Operador:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registración: 5A-DIA
Numéro de série: 21050/1108
Año de Construcción: 1975-02-07 (17 years 11 months)
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 147 / Ocupantes: 147
Total:Fatalidades: 157 / Ocupantes: 157
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:9 km (5.6 milles) E of Tripoli International Airport (TIP) (   Libia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libia
Número de Vuelo:LN1103
Libyan Arab Airlines flight 1103, a Boeing 727, was destroyed when it crashed while on approach to Tripoli International Airport, Libya. All 157 persons on board were killed.
The aircraft operated a domestic flight from Benghazi to Tripoli, Libya. As the flight approached Tripoli Airport, it was instructed to hold at the Papa Echo beacon at 3000 feet, 4.1DME from runway 27. At 08:05 the flight was told they would need to hold for another three minutes due to military traffic.
This military traffic was a MiG-23UB that had just taken off. The aircraft climbed in a left hand turn and headed towards Papa Echo. Reaching 3000 feet, the aircraft hit the tail fin of flight 1103. The tail separated and the Boeing 727 entered an uncontrollable descent and impacted the ground. Both crew members of the MiG-23 reportedly ejected safely.

» Air Safety Week 11 January 1993 (p. 3)


photo of Boeing-727-2L5-5A-DIA
accident date: 22-12-1992
type: Boeing 727-2L5
registration: 5A-DIA
photo of Boeing-727-2L5-5A-DIA
accident date: 22-12-1992
type: Boeing 727-2L5
registration: 5A-DIA

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Benghazi-Benina International Airport to Tripoli International Airport as the crow flies is 666 km (416 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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