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Airlines maybe moaning about the rising costs of maintenance, but spare a thought for the poor carriers hit by last year’s Battle of Tripoli Airport. The Loadstar’s intrepid reporter in Libya has sent back these images, revealing the scale of the damage, with Afriqiyah Airlines and Libyan Airlines badly affected. The pictures show engineers trying to do temporary repairs on bullet holes in fuselages, before the aircraft are flown on to Europe for full-scale repairs. The airport itself is not looking in great shape either. What’s more, 11 aircraft are reportedly missing completely.
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Comment on this article
Mark MohrJune 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm
Wow…incredible pictures. We all knew it was bad, but until one sees pictures of the aftermath you can’t really understand how bad it all really was.