Missing surveillance aircraft found in southern Al-Kufra, pilot dead

Missing surveillance aircraft found in southern Al-Kufra, pilot dead

May 24, 2017 - 22:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The air force of Dignity Operation forces led by Khalifa Haftar said Wednesday that they found the crashed "SIAI-Marchetti SF.260" aircraft of Al-Kufra airbase at Hanager district, 350km south of Al-Kufra city.

The aircraft was reported missing on Tuesday.

The pilot and co-pilot of the aircraft, Sadam Ghaith and Mohammed Hasnawi respectively, were found dead.

On Facebook Haftar's air force command said the aircraft took off for surveillance duties after information about Sudanese rebels' vehicles being located near Libyan southeastern borders.

Search for the missing aircraft started Tuesday afternoon after Al-Kufra airbase lost contact with it during its mission. The aircraft disappeared at about 3.00pm Libya timing.