French Rafale fighter aircraft landed in Malta after suffering from the technical problem. Pair of Rafale fighter aircrafts of the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) had to make an emergency landing due to technical issues.
This is the 5th time time French Rafale aircrafts had to make an emergency landing due to technical or fuel problems.
French Rafale fighter aircraft are performing reconnaissance and attack missions against targets in Libya in Opération Harmattan to support the UN Security Council Resolution 1973. French Rafale fighters were able to destroy Libyan Air Force fighter jets while they were on the runway preparing for strikes against the Libyan rebels.