Families demand Libyan probe into 1992 crash

December 28, 2011 15:57

TRIPOLI - Families of the victims of a Libyan Airlines plane that collided with a combat jet 19 years ago demanded the new Libyan government re-investigate the crash that killed 157 people on Dec. 22, 1992.

Muammar Gaddafi's government said at the time the mid-air collision, which took place when a Libyan MiG warplane rammed into flight LN1103 as it approached Tripoli, was an accident. The pilots of the combat plane ejected, but none of the airliner's passengers and crew survived.

The families said they grew suspicious when the security forces immediately intervened and buried the bodies in a mass grave in a cemetery close to the crash site.

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