Aviation Photo #1871416 Dassault Mirage F1ED - Libya - Air Force

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A historic and delicate moment for Malta when 2 Libyan Mirages(502/508) defected and flew their jets to Malta.The pilots told the Maltese authorities that they left from a base near Tripoli(Okba Ben Nafi Air Base) and flew to Malta after being ordered to bomb protesters who had occupied the Libyan second city of Benghazi. Instead they escaped and came to Malta for Political Asylum!
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    Malcolm J.Bezzina
    Libya - Air Force
    Dassault Mirage F1ED
    Dassault Mirage F1
    Dassault Mirage F1
    Luqa - Malta International
    February 22, 2011
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8 years ago
That's what I love about A.net!

History in the making witnessed through the lens of talented Aircraft enthusiasts.

Those Aircraft landing in Malta would have remained rumours had you not posted this crystal clear proof.

Reminds me of the rendition flights scandal revealed on this very site.
8 years ago
Agree with them, but it is defected and not escaped.
8 years ago
Well done to the pilot and the photographer.
8 years ago
Gadafi & friends (including his Southamericans revolutionaries folks - Chavez, Ortega, Castro Brothers, Correa, Morales), let your people is free, now!

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