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103 killed in plane crash in Libya - Dutch boy only survivor

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103 killed in plane crash in Libya - Dutch boy only survivor

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At least 103 people have been killed in a plane crash in Libya.

The accident happened when the jet owned by Libya’s Afriqiyah airline was landing at Tripoli airport on arrival from Johannesburg in South Africa.

An 10 year-old Dutch boy is said to be the sole survivor. He’s not thought to have life-threatening injuries.

Officials say 93 passengers and 11 crew were onboard the airbus.

Images from Libyan TV showed the extent of the planes breakup, but the cause of the crash is still unclear.

The jet’s flight recorder will provide vital clues and planemaker Airbus has said the jet was an A330-200. It is helping authorities with their investigation.

22 Libyans are said to be among the dead as are a number of Dutch nationals. Other nationalities including British and South African are also thought to have been onboard, but this has yet to be confirmed.