Aviation Photo #1871072 Dassault Mirage F1ED - Libya - Air Force

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One of two LAF Mirage F1`s which landed in Malta unexpectedly after declaring an emergency. Soon after landing the pilots asked for political asylum.
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    Peter Tonna
    Libya - Air Force
    Dassault Mirage F1ED
    Dassault Mirage F1
    Dassault Mirage F1
    Dassault
    502
    Luqa - Malta International
    Malta
    February 21, 2011
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Great job in capturing this historic event! How many people have photos of defecting aircraft while they land at their destination?!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent and historic shot! Well done. The two Mirages look in immaculate condition!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Only planespotters, only airliners.net! Great catch!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love the F1...And those are some big rocket-pods. Who males them?
Anonymous
8 years ago
History was taking place when this was photographed. Mr. Tonna has just shown once again he is among the best photographers on this site, and we should all be thanking him for sharing this with us first, rather than with the media.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Historic!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a historic moment you captured. Congratulations.
I wish the best for the people in Libya and all northern Africa.
Gotta love that landing gear!! It looks like an eagle just about to catch its prey.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Historic photo. I happened to be walking by the airport fence when the Mirages swept fast and low over the runway towards North then banked and landed.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Super photo of a very historic event! Thanks for sharing it with us. Even a tiny little bit of panning effect too. Regards, Chris P Denton.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great capture of a historic event. Salute to the pilots - true Officers and gentlemen. I hope their families are safe and secure.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Are those rocket pods on the hardpoints ?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great historic shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice clean aircraft! Better than the filthy ones we used to have in SA
Anonymous
8 years ago
The right time the right plane. Hard to see and a great image of the landing plane.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Historical photo exelent,but i have a question ,what is this small extencion on the front of the tail.if i remember weel the greek F1 dosen't have this.looks like a sensor but is from the original construction or made her later?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Historical event, nice pic of a beautiful (it's a Mirage ...) fighter: You could have 10 stars !
Valorous pilots, but another good reason to not use these very old rockets: They could damage the aircraft ...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great pic and historical
Anonymous
8 years ago
Did you know that this aircraft (# 502) and the #508 were recently refitted in France?. France!, who's leading the attack now...

http://www.marianne2.fr/blogsecretdefense/La-Libye-n-a-plus-que-deux-Mirage-F1-en-etat-de-vol_a142.html

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