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Airbus Crash Causes Libya

Article Summary   by:blogerjogja     Original Author: didik
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Emergency landing plane Libyan airline Afriqiyah Airways at Tripoli International Airport on Wednesday (05/12/2010) morning, resulted in 100 people from 104 passengers died instantly. One of the four passengers who survived was an eight-year-old child.

Associated Press news agency reported, the plane was destroyed in the form of small pieces, except at the center of the body and rear wing. Authorities have not revealed the cause of the accident and menamopik weather as the cause.

Airbus A330-200 aircraft was flying from Johannesburg, South Africa and had landed at 6 am local time.

Airport officials who declined to be named said the plane was carrying 94 passengers and 11 crew, which means all of those killed. There has been no announcement of more details about this accident or its cause.


BBC correspondent in Tripoli, Rana Jawad explained, is not known whether the plane had an accident while on the runway at the airport or other location. Therefore, the location of the accident was not visible from the airport. "The weather was also sunny here the last few days," he said.

Afriqiyah Airways was founded in 2001 and was originally owned by the Libyan government. Libya-Africa Investment Portfolio and then convert this company into shares of capital and manage it. This new airline resumed operations on 21 April, after had been halted due to a cloud of ash in European airspace.

Published: May 12, 2010   
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