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Investigators search for clues of plane crash

05-17-2010 08:34 BJT Special Report: Air Crash at Tripoli Airport |

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International crash investigators are searching for clues into why the Afriqiyah Airways plane crashed into the desert short of a runway in the Libyan capital last week.

The accident killed 102 passengers, mostly Dutch tourists, with a nine year-old Dutch boy the sole survivor.

Dutch investigators say the difficult work of identifying bodies has begun after relatives supplied DNA samples and other information.

The US team includes transport safety officials, technical advisers, and representatives of General Electric, manufacturer of the plane's engines.

Experts from France and South Africa are also helping to determine the cause of the crash. The plane's black boxes have been recovered intact and sent to Paris to be studied.


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