MFA Ukraine elaborates on Ukrainian private company's cargo plane hit in Libya strike

23:10, 06 August 2019
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The ministry says it is working to ensure the return of the crew to Ukraine, Liga.net reported.

According to the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, at 1:17 Kyiv time, during the unloading of cargo, the plane was hit from an unmanned aerial vehicle.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the board carrying humanitarian aid for the needs of the Libyan Red Crescent organization. All permits required were in place.

"As a result of the attack, the plane's tail was destroyed, an operator was slightly injured, and passport documents of the navigator were destroyed. The entire crew were evacuated to a safe location," the foreign ministry said.

The plane belongs to a private carrier Skyaviatrans. The cargo was delivered from Turkey.

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