11 dead in Libyan military plane crash

Feb 21, 2014, 7:21 AM EST
Tunisian police inspect on February 21, 2014 the site where a Libyan army medical plane crashed in the Grombalia area, south of the Tunisian capital, Tunis, killing all 11 people on board.
AFP/Mohamed Fliss

A Libyan military plane carrying medical patients crashed early on Friday near Tunisia's capital, killing all 11 crew and passengers on board after an engine failure, Tunisian authorities said. The Antonov aircraft went down after the pilot tried to land in farmland near Grombalia town south of Tunis, the TAP state news agency reported. Six crew members as well as the patients and their companions died, a spokesman for Tunisia's defense ministry said. Libyans often travel to Tunisia for medical treatment.
Background:
Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia, 11 killed: officials [Reuters]
Libyan military aircraft goes down in Tunisia [Aljazeera]

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