Libyan airline releases nationalities of crashed flight passengers

18:40, May 14, 2010      

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Libya's Afriqiyah Airways on Friday released a list of the nationalities of the passengers on board its plane that crashed early Wednesday at Tripoli airport, with only one passenger is yet to be identified.

As many as 67 Dutch citizens were aboard the plane, including a nine-year-old Dutch boy who miraculously survived the crash.

The plane was also carrying 13 South Africans, and 13 Libyans, including 11 crew members, according to the list.

Four Belgians, two Austrians, one German, one Zimbabwean, one French, and one Briton were also on board the ill-fated plane, the statement said.

One passenger is yet to be identified, the airline said, adding that it will release further information as soon as it is available.

The Airbus A330 was completing a more than seven-hour flight across the African continent from Johannesburg, South Africa, when it crashed on landing in the Libyan capital, which killed 103 passengers on board leaving the Dutch boy as the sole survivor.



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