Accident MiG-23 Flogger , Wednesday 4 January 1989
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Date:Wednesday 4 January 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
MiG-23 Flogger
Owner/operator:Libyan Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:70mls N off Tobruk -   Libya
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Al-Bumbah AB
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Two Libyan MiG-23 were engaged in a dog foght with two US Navy F-14 Tomcat planes who were on a patrol mission in the eastern Mediterranean. Both MiG planes were shot down using a Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles.


Aviation Week & Space Technology 9-1-1989

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19-Dec-2008 10:30 harro Added
14-Dec-2020 14:53 gerard57 Updated [Source]

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