- Title: LIBYA: Netherlands inspection delegation arrives at crash site
- Date: 14th May 2010
- Summary: TRIPOLI, LIBYA (MAY 13, 2010) (REUTERS) TRIPOLI AIRPORT THE AREA AROUND THE AIRPORT WHERE THE EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE DUTCH OFFICIAL WITH LIBYAN OFFICIAL/ DUTCH DELEGATION DUTCH DELEGATION TOUR AND INSPECT THE PARTS OF THE PLANE EXPLOSION SITE TAIL OF THE CRASHED PLANE ON THE GROUND DUTCH DELEGATION INSPECT AREA SCATTERED PARTS OF THE CRASHED PLANE BAGS AND OTHER BELONGINGS ON THE GROUND DUTCH OFFICIAL ACCOMPANIED BY LIBYAN OFFICIAL TOURING THE AREA. SHOES AND PARTS ON THE GOUND DUTCH DELEGATION INSPECT THE PARTS OF THE CRASHED PLANE TAIL OF THE PLANE VARIOUS OF AIRPORT DUTCH DELEGATION TOUR AREA WHERE THE CRASH TOOK PLACE OFFICIALS ALONG WITH THE DELEGATION FINISH TOUR AND LEAVE PLANE AT AIRPORT RUNWAY
- Reuters ID: LVA287JC5PX6IAG0AP9FZGCNUU7
- Duration: 00:01:43
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes
- Story Text: Aviation experts combed debris for more clues on Thursday (May 13) after finding the two black boxes from an Airbus jet that crashed at Libya's Tripoli airport, killing all but one of the 104 people on board.
The sole survivor of Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U771 was a 9-year-old Dutch boy returning from a safari holiday with his family in South Africa, a Dutch newspaper reported.
Libya's government has ruled out an attack on the Airbus A330-200 that was flying from Johannesburg when it came down short of the runway early on Wednesday.
Experts from the Netherlands, United States and South Africa, a technical team from manufacturer Airbus and Libya's civil aviation authority began sifting through the scattered remains of the Airbus on Thursday.
They will back up a committee investigating the crash, Libya's transport minister said.
Aviation experts said the almost brand new Airbus appeared to have hit the ground several hundred metres short of the Tripoli airport runway in visibility of 5 to 6 km (3-4 miles).
They said the airport approach lacked systems to provide crew with the aircraft's distance and height from the runway, although it was too early to say why it hit the ground and broke in pieces. Only the tailfin remained intact.
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