Two Libyan Air Force Mirage F-1's defect to Malta

2 Libyan Air Force Mirage F-1's sit on the ramp at Malta International Airport / © ReporterMediaToday / YouTube

2 Libyan Air Force Mirage F-1's sit on the ramp at Malta International Airport / © ReporterMediaToday / YouTube

Posted By Frank Grealish

2 Mirage F-1's of the Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Libiyya (Libyan Arab Republic Air Force) have landed at Malta International Airport and the pilots, both reported to be colonels, have apparently requested asylum.

Details are still sketchy but it is reported that the aircraft took off from Tripoli and flew to Benghazi for refuel and to be armed.

The pilots were tasked to target protesters but the pilots took off and flew to Malta instead.

From looking at video footage and still pictures it appears that the aircraft were armed with rocket pods.



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