Libyan Airlines was on the climbout from Mitiga Airport heading to Istanbul on Monday when it experienced a technical defect that forced it to turn around and make an emergency landing, Administration of Mitiga Airport confirmed.

The administrators at the airport explained that flight No.192 carrying 130 passengers was on its way to Istanbul when it experienced great technical difficulties, 20 minutes after its take-off.

The pilot successfully managed to guide the plane back on the runway after communicating with the watchtower of the airport.