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Three killed in cargo plane crash near oil field in Libya

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Staff Writer | April 30, 2018
Three crew members including the pilot were killed and another wounded when a cargo plane exploded minutes after taking off from Sharara oil field in southwestern Libya on Sunday.
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Accident   The plane exploded
Initial reports said the plane exploded due to a mechanical failure.

The National Oil Corporation reported that the aircraft was C-130 and it was chartered by Akakus Oil to deliver 18 tonnes of catering and maintenance supplies to Sharara oil field.

“The company was forced to charter the aircraft from the Libyan Air Force due to road closures and the security situation on the ground stemming from a road blockade leading to the field.” A statement by the NOC explained.