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# air-corps - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Air Corps plane leaves Tripoli – but no Irish on board

An Irish Air Corps plane left Tripoli without any Irish passengers on board, a government spokesman confirmed.

In photos: Irish Defence Forces fly to Libya to evacuate Irish citizens Libya This post contains images

In photos: Irish Defence Forces fly to Libya to evacuate Irish citizens

Two Air Corps planes with nine crew have arrived in Malta to await go-ahead to evacuate about 40 Irish people from Malta, as over a dozen other governments prepare to evacuate their citizens.

# air-corps - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

THE IRISH DEFENCE FORCES have been tasked with providing an evacuation platform for the possible airlift of approximately 40 Irish citizens from Libya, the force said tonight. The Air Corps Learjet departed Baldonnell at 8.40pm, while an Air Corps CASA aircraft is due to depart at 10pm. Both aircraft will fly to Valletta, Malta, where they will remain on standby to fly to Tripoli to evacuate approximately 40 Irish citizens from Tripoli.