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Afriqiyah Airways confirms 104 people aboard crashed plane in Tripoli

05-12-2010 16:34 BJT Special Report: Air Crash at Tripoli Airport |

TUNIS, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Afriqiyah Airways said in a statement there were 93 passengers and 11 crews aboard the plane, which crashed at Tripoli airport early Wednesday morning.

The statement said that search and rescue work was underway, but did not give details about the casualties and survivors.

Some local media reports said that an eight-year-old Dutch boy survived the crash.

The Afriqiyah Airways Airbus 303 was flying from Johannesburg to Tripoli when the accident took place at about 6:00 am (0400 GMT) . The plane, Flight 8U771, crashed during the process of landing, said the airport authorities.

Earlier media reports said that 105 people were killed.

The company was founded in April 2001 and ran a fleet of Airbus planes.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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