Plane crashes in Libya, Dutch boy is sole survivor

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May 12, 2010 22:55

 
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A Libyan plane carrying 104 people crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris that included a large chunk of the tail painted with the airline's brightly colored logo. A 10-year-old Dutch boy was the only known survivor.

The Dutch prime minister said everyone on the Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330-200 arriving from Johannesburg, South Africa, was killed except the child, whose survival was hailed as a miracle.

The Royal Dutch Tourism Board said 61 of the dead came from the Netherlands, including many vacationers who had been on package tours to South Africa.

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