Probe says no technical fault in Libya plane crash

May 30, 2010 22:24


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TRIPOLI, Libya — A commission investigating a plane crash earlier this month in the Libyan capital that killed 103 people have found no evidence of terrorism or mechanical failure, the state news agency said Sunday.

The Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330-200 jetliner plunged into the desert less than a mile (a kilometer) from the runway in Tripoli on May 12 after taking off from Johannesburg. A nine-year-old Dutch boy was the sole survivor.

The commission has determined that the navigational aids at Tripoli's airport were functioning normally and that the plane did not run out of fuel, the JANA news agency reported. It also said the commission has established that there was no explosion or fire on the aircraft.

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