[Photo] Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330 hit by rocket is consumed by fire at Tripoli International airport

Jul 20 2014 - 11 Comments

An impressive set of photographs shows a new Airbus A330 of Afriqiyah Airways airline being destroyed by fire at Tripoli International Airport.

On Jul. 20, a brand new, empty Airbus A330-200 (with registration either 5A-ONH or 5A-ONF) was hit by rocket or shell and was quickly consumed by fire during renewed fighting in Tripoli International Airport.

Breaking a two-day ceasefire, militias from Misrata and from Zintan are fighting each other for control of capital’s airport. A similar clash at the airport last week caused six casualties and 25 wounded.

Image credit: Libyan Spotter : Aviation Photography

H/T Gian Luca Onnis for the heads-up