|Posted: May 12, 2010, 1:15 pm - IP Logged|
Others sifted through debris — some of it still smouldering — including a flight recorder and green seats with television screens on them. A large piece of the plane's tail was visible, bearing Afriqiyah's brightly colored logo with the numbers "9.9.99," a reference to the date of the founding of the African Union.
The plane was carrying 93 passengers and 11 crew, Afriqiyah Airways said in a statement.
"Afriqiyah Airways announces that our flight 771 had an accident during landing at Tripoli International airport," the statement said. "Authorities are conducting the search and rescue mission."
Libyan Transportation Minister Mohammad Zaidan confirmed the sole survivor was a 10-year-old Dutch boy.
A Dutch Embassy official planned to visit the survivor in the hospital later Wednesday, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Ozlem Canel. She said officials were still trying to verify his identity.
The Libyans "say and think it is a Dutch child, but that must be determined by our colleague," she said.
An unnamed doctor, speaking in Arabic in the Libya TV video, said the child "has several breaks in both legs and is under intensive care but is stable."
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