Libyan Plane Crash Investigation Continues

12 May 2010 (Last Updated May 12th, 2010 18:30)

Investigations are underway to find the actual cause of the Afriqiyah Airways plane crash that killed 103 people at Tripoli Airport on May 12. The flight recorders have been recovered and sent to analysts to discover why the Airbus A330 aircraft crashed while attempting to land at Tripo

Investigations are underway to find the actual cause of the Afriqiyah Airways plane crash that killed 103 people at Tripoli Airport on May 12.

The flight recorders have been recovered and sent to analysts to discover why the Airbus A330 aircraft crashed while attempting to land at Tripoli Airport in Libya, according to Reuters.

Libyan Transport Minister Mohammed Ali Zidan has ruled out terrorism.

A 10-year old Dutch boy, the only survivor, is being treated in hospital for multiple fractures.

Libyan newspaper Quryna has reported the pilot radioed the control tower before the crash asking them to alert the emergency services due to a problem with the plane.

About 61 Dutch citizens and nationals from Libya, South Africa, Germany, Britain and France were among passengers onboard the aircraft that was flying from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The plane was carrying 93 passengers and 11 crew members.

The Airbus aircraft was delivered to the airline in September 2009 and had accumulated about 1,600 flight hours in some 420 flights.

It is the same model of plane as the Air France flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic last year in unknown circumstances.