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    Military Plane Crashes in Libya Killing Three Crew Members - Reports

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    A Libyan military aircraft exploded after it collided with the ground; the causes of the calamity are still unclear, but the invistigation has already been launched.

    A military aircraft has crashed in Libya, killing three crew members and injuring another one, the news portal "Al-Wasat" reported, citing sources in the country's military.

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    According to the media, the aircraft crashed during the take-off not far from one of the largest oil fields in the country, El Sharara, located south-west of Libyan capital Tripoli. After a collision with the ground, the vehicle exploded.

    An investigation into the crash is underway, but the causes are still unclear.

    The aircraft was used for delivering supplies to the remote oilfield.


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