NETHERLANDS: Dutch embassy staff are with the sole survivor of the Tripoli plane crashRecord ID: 382199
- Title: NETHERLANDS: Dutch embassy staff are with the sole survivor of the Tripoli plane crash
- Date: 13th May 2010
- Summary: THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS (MAY 12, 2010) (REUTERS) CREST OF DUTCH MOTORISTS' ASSOCIATION ANWB ANWB TRUCK OUTSIDE HEADQUARTERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARCUS VAN TOL, ANWB PRESS OFFICER, SPEAKING ABOUT THE PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR, SAYING: "He is in hospital and he is also attended by the personnel of the Dutch embassy, what we will do, we opened an emergency information number, telephone number for the relatives, that number is opened at noon and it is phoned about 500 times, so it is open and working and we give relatives some information." ANWB SIGN (SOUNDBITE) (English), MARCUS VAN TOL, ANWB PRESS OFFICER, SAYING: "The plane was heading for Brussels and some passengers had a transfer to Dusseldorf, so it was a flight from Johannesburg with a stop in Tripoli and then heading to Brussels." ANWB SIGN
- Reuters ID: LVA1J62CA83X1WZNHI8QM20LCOIQ
- Location: Netherlands
- Country: Netherlands
- Duration: 00:01:13
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes
- Story Text: The Dutch Motorists Association (ANWB) has set up an emergency phone line for relatives or friends of the Tripoli plane crash victims.
A total of 103 people died when the Libyan Airbus crashed and the ANWB, which has an emergency assistance service for Dutch people abroad, said 61 Dutch nationals were killed in the crash with only one survivor, a 10-year-old Dutch boy.
ANWB press officer Marcus van Tol said Dutch embassy staff were with the boy in a Tripoli hospital, where he is stable in intensive care.
Van Tol said the emergency line had opened at midday and had dealt with about 500 calls.
The Airbus A330-200, which had been in service only since September, was flying from Johannesburg to the Libyan capital when it crashed just short of the runway around 6 a.m. (0400 GMT), the airline and planemaker said.
Van Tol said the plane was en route to Brussels, where some passengers had onward flights to Dusseldorf in Germany.
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