Libyan national army confirms saturday jet crash, says caused by technical malfunction

Libyan national army confirms saturday jet crash, says caused by technical malfunction
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  • calendar-gray 08 December 2019

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has confirmed that its fighter jet crashed within the Government of National Accord's (GNA) territory after completing its combat mission and that the reason behind the crash was a technical malfunction, according to a statement by the LNA general headquarters, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

"The LNA's general headquarters lost touch with one of the MiG-23 jets on Saturday evening after it had completed its combat mission ... Soon after the pilot was captured by terrorists in the city of Zawiyah", the LNA said in a statement.

It stressed that the reason behind the crash was a technical malfunction, which made the pilot catapult himself while still being beyond the enemy lines. The statement also specified that the captured pilot was being treated poorly in violation of the Geneva convention.

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