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Dutch Lynx captured in Libya to be returned

28th February 2012 - 10:51 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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A Dutch Lynx helicopter seized by pro-Gadaffi forces in Libya after a failed evacuation attempt in February last year is being returned to the Netherlands.

Dutch authorities said the helicopter, which has been secured near the coastal city of Sirte for almost a year, has now been transferred to Tripoli. From there, the Lynx will be loaded onto a ship for its return back to the Netherlands.

According to the Dutch ministry of defence, the aircraft is no longer airworthy and will be dismantled and scrapped on its return.

The aircraft was captured during an attempt to rescue two European

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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