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103 feared dead; 1 sole survivor of Tripoli crash

103 feared dead; 1 sole survivor of Tripoli crash

POSTED: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 2:59am

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 5:27am


All but one of 104 people on board a Libyan passenger plane have been killed when it crashed in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, reports said.

Afriqiyah Airways confirmed that its Johannesburg-London flight 8U771 had an accident during landing at Tripoli International airport at 6:00 a.m. local time Wednesday

The Airbus 330 carrying 93 passengers and 11 crew members was about to land at Tripoli airport when it crashed.

An eight-year-old Dutch boy was the sole survivor, one of the preliminary reports said. There was no immediate indication of the cause of the crash.

The passengers of various nationalities included Britons and South Africans, and the crew were all thought to be Libyan nationals, BBC reports.

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