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05/13/2010 00:00:00

Boy survives as more than 100 killed in Libya plane crash

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

TRIPOLI — Agence France-Presse

A Libyan plane arriving from South Africa crashed onlandingat Tripoli airport, killing more than 100 people but an 8-year-oldDutchboy was amiraclesurvivor, officials said.

Afriqiyah Airways listed 93passengersand 11crewmembers on board the flight 8U771 from Johannesburg.

A Libyan security official earlier told AFP that all those on board had died but an airport official said in fact an 8-year-old boy from the Netherlands had survived and wasrushedto hospital near Tripoli.

There was noimmediateindicationof the cause of the crash, which occurred as the Afriqiyah Airways plane was landing after a flight from Johannesburg around 6 a.m. (04:00 GMT).

"Itexplodedon landing and totallydisintegrated," the security official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. The crew members were all Libyan nationals, the official added.

An AFP correspondent said the crash site had beensealed offby security officials and ambulances and emergencyvehicleswere seen rushing between the airport and the capital, about 50 kilometers apart. Thewreckagecould be seen in the distance but no plumes of smoke wereevident. Weatherconditionswere good at Tripoli on Wednesday morning, with only light clouds in the sky.

 " http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=105-dead-in-tripoli-airport-plane-crash-security-official-2010-05-12

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