62 Dutch confirmed aboard crashed Libya plane: TV

08:18, May 13, 2010      

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As many as 62 Dutch passengers were confirmed to be on board a Libya plane that crashed earlier Wednesday on landing at Tripoli airport, al-Jazeera news channel reported.

The passengers list also included citizens from Finland, South Africa, Germany, Britain, France and Zimbabwe, as well as two Libyan nationals, the network said, quoting sources at the Libyan aviation authority.

An Airbus A330 plane of Libya's Afriqiyah Airways, flying from Johannesburg to Tripoli and carrying 104 people including 11 crew members on board, crashed during the process of landing at about 6: 00 a.m. (0400 GMT), according to airport authorities.

According to the report, the Libyan authorities demanded three France-based experts from Airbus and four French investigators to travel to the country and help in a probe into the crash.

The authorities also voiced readiness to receive any of the relatives of the victims to identify the bodies recovered from the crash scene, the report added.



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