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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:dinsdag 22 december 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2L5
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registratie: 5A-DIA
Constructienummer: 21050/1108
Bouwjaar: 1975-02-07 (17 years 11 months)
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 147 / inzittenden: 147
Totaal:slachtoffers: 157 / inzittenden: 157
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:9 km (5.6 mijl) E of Tripoli International Airport (TIP) (   LibiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), LibiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), LibiŽ
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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Benghazi-Benina International Airport en Tripoli International Airport bedraagt 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 Networkís 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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