French plane on Libya mission makes emergency landing in Malta

22nd May 2011, Comments 0 comments

A French military plane made an emergency landing in Malta on Sunday afternoon after aborting a Libyan operation because of strong winds.

Civil aviation authorities told AFP the French Navy Dassault Super Etendard bomber was unarmed and used for reconnaissance.

It is the seventh French plane to make an emergency landing in Malta since trouble started in Libya.

Three pairs of Mirage F1 aircraft have made emergency landings in recent weeks due to fuel shortages or mechanical faults.

© 2011 AFP

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