C-130 crashed in southwestern Libya near Sharara oil field, Three killed

C-130 crashed in southwestern Libya near Sharara oil field, Three killed. Three crew members including the pilot were killed and another wounded when a C-130 cargo plane crashed minutes after taking off from Sharara oil field in southwestern Libya.

The two pilots and a flight assistant were killed in the crash, the NOC said. A fourth crew member was flown to the capital, Tripoli, for medical treatment.

The plane crashed  2 kilometers (1.2 miles) southwest of the Sharara oil field

The aircraft belongs to the Libyan Air Force but was chartered by Akakus Oil, which operates the Sharara field.

Initial reports said the plane was exploded due to a mechanical failure.

The  Chairman of the National Oil Corporation Mustafa Sanallah expressed his deepest sorrow and solidarity with the families of the victims and to the Air Force Chief of Staff, offering sincere condolences on behalf of the NOC for this great tragedy.

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