An Airbus A330-202 passenger plane 5A-ONG, operated by Afriqiyah Airways, was destroyed when it crashed while on approach to Tripoli International Airport (TIP), Libya. The aircraft, operating as Afriqiyah Airways flight 771 had left Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), South Africa on an international passenger flight to Tripoli International Airport (TIP). The flight crashed short of runway 09 and broke up.
A statement by the airline indicated that there were 11 crew members and 93 passengers on board. Sixty-one of those were Dutch. Media reports indicate that one Dutch 8 yr old child survived.
The aircraft was due to fly on to London Gatwick as it`s next flight
In line with ICAO Annex 13 international convention Airbus is dispatching a team of technical advisors to support the investigation authorities and the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) as accredited representative.
Seen here landing at London Gatwick is sister aircraft 5A-ONF taken by Full Member Maarten-sr
An update to the story that the sole survivor is a nine years old boy from the Netherlands.
(15. 5. 2010, 20:30 CET)
May their souls rest in peace