Libyan plane crash leaves one survivor

Plane Crash

The Libyan Plane Crash is being investigated. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

A flight from Johannesburg has crashed near Tripoli, and there is only one survivor left from the Libyan plane crash. The plane, an Airbus A330-200, was carrying 104 passengers.  There were reported to be foggy conditions, but the cause of the crash is yet to be determined. Foul play is not suspected, but rest assured that fast cash will be thrown into investigating the cause.

Libyan plane crash occurred on regular stop

The Libyan plane crash happened at an international airport in Tripoli. The stop itself was part of a flight path from Johannesburg, South Africa, to London. Tripoli was supposed to be a regular stop and short layover before continuing on.  At least one Briton was among the passengers.  Of the 93 passengers and 11 crew members, only one survivor was found in the wreckage.

Lone Dutch child survives ordeal

The only survivor thus far discovered, according to the Christian Science Monitor, was an 8-year-old Dutch boy.   The  plane carrying Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 was an Airbus A330-200, a mid-size passenger jet, comparable to a Boeing 767.  There are conflicting statements over the nationality of the passengers, but at least one British citizen is on the passenger list.

The plane not to blame

The Airbus A330-200 is not the Ford Pinto of the sky, but this isn’t the first time it has been involved or implicated in a fatal crash.  Eyewitnesses at the scene have so far testified to the fact that the plane disintegrated just short of the runway in Tripoli. There have been four fatal incidents involving this model of plane, but only three were crashes that resulted in catastrophic fatalities, according to the Aviation Safety Network.  Another fatality that occurred involving an Airbus A330 was a hijacker who jumped out of a re-pressurized plane.  (Apparently extremists don’t bother learning physics.) An investigation by Libyan authorities is pending.

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