Libya to investigate military cargo plane crash

Li Jiayao

TRIPOLI, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Sunday said it has opened an investigation into the circumstances of the cargo plane crash that took place on Sunday afternoon.

"National Oil Corporation confirms a C-130 aircraft chartered by Akakus Oil crashed during take-off, 2km from the Sharara oil field, after delivering 18 tonnes of catering and maintenance supplies. The crash occurred at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018," NOC said in a statement.

"The NOC Board of Directors cancelled all their commitments and are presently at Akakus headquarters meeting with local management and a number of emergency staff to follow up on this tragic incident. The circumstances of the crash are still being investigated," The statement added.

A military cargo plane crashed on Sunday afternoon near an oil field in southern Libya, killing three people on board, according to a local official.



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