The plane, which took off from Perpignan Airport in the south of France, where it has been since 2014, landed at Atatürk Airport at 21:16. It has been learned that after the maintenance and repair works are completed, the aircraft will be sent to Libya to be used in public service.
Airbus A340-200 type 5A-ONE tail registered aircraft, used by Libyan ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed on October 20, 2011 during the riots in his country, was sent to France to avoid any damage. The plane, which was returned to Libya in 2013 after being converted to a normal passenger plane, was sent back to France due to the lack of stability in Libya and has been kept at Perpignan Airport in the south of the country since 2014.
TO BE SHIPPED TO LIBYA AFTER MAINTENANCE
The plane belonging to the Libyan state arrived in Istanbul from France yesterday for maintenance and repair works. The plane, which landed at Atatürk Airport at around 21:16, was seen parked on the apron. It has been learned that after the maintenance and repair works are completed, the aircraft will be sent to Libya to be used in public service.