France - Air Force Dassault Mirage F1 615
HEADLINES (discontinued) Two French Air Force Mirage F1 fighters made emergency landing in Malta
Image ID: 131507
Operator: France - Air Force - 615
Aircraft: Dassault - Mirage F1
Airport: Malta - Luqa Int (MLA / LMML)
Photo taken on 2011-4-20 by Ray Abela [Contact]
Camera setting: Canon EOS 50D, 1/500s, f/7.1 at 250mm ISO 125
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(20.4.2011, 18:49 CET)
Two French Air Force Mirage F1 fighter aircraft have left Malta after having made an emergency landing here because they were running short of fuel. The two fighters flew in with a roar at about 2.05 p.m. after having requested clearance from the Maltese authorities. They had been engaged in reconnaissance operations over Libya. The planes were refueled and left at 4.30 p.m. French aircraft are flying sorties over Libya from bases in Corsica, southern Italy and an aircraft carrier.