A Libyan plane carrying 104 people crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris that included a large chunk of the tail painted with the airline's brightly colored logo. A 10-year-old Dutch boy was the only known survivor.
The Dutch prime minister said everyone on the Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330-200 arriving from Johannesburg, South Africa, was killed except the child, whose survival was hailed as a miracle.
The boy was taken to a hospital in Tripoli and was undergoing surgery for injuries including broken bones. Libyan TV showed video of the dark-haired child lying in a hospital bed with a bandaged head and wearing an oxygen mask. He had intravenous lines in one arm and appeared to be conscious.
The plane was approaching the airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli when it crashed at around 6 a.m.
This poor boy!
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 12:57 PM on May. 12, 2010
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Answer by Ash9724 at 12:59 PM on May. 12, 2010
Wow, that is really incredible (and horrifying about the wreck). I will pray for him to make a full recovery, but his physical injuries are bound to be the least of his problems.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:29 PM on May. 12, 2010