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http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/vi ... ure.407864The two Libyan mirages which defected to Malta last year successfully completed engine runs and fast taxi tests this morning, in preparation for their departure to Libya, possibly tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 10:04
Weather delays Mirages' departure
The much-expected return of the two Libyan air force jets to Libya from Malta has been delayed by the weather, in both Malta and Libya.
The jets were to fly off this morning, exactly on the anniversary since they arrived here unexpectedly after their pilots refused to bomb fellow Libyans in Benghazi.
The same pilots were this morning handed their helmets by Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi in a symbolic ceremony in the AFM Air Wing hangar.
The two jets have undergone intensive maintenance which was concluded yesterday with high speed engine tests.