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Dutch experts head to Libya crash site

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Dutch experts head to Libya crash site


Investigators from the Netherlands are on their way to Libya to uncover what caused a deadly plane crash that killed 103 people.

A team of forensic experts also boarded the flight to Tripoli to help identify the victims, over half of whom were Dutch.

The sole survivor from Wednesday’s crash has been named as nine-year-old Dutch boy Ruben Van Assouw. He had been on a family safari holiday in South Africa.

The Afriqiyah Airways flight from Johannesburg crashed just short of the runway as it came into land in the Libyan capital.

The Airbus 330 was one of the newest in the airlines’ fleet.

It’s the same type of aircraft that went down over the Atlantic in June last year during an Air France flight from Rio to Paris.

The causes of that crash have not been firmly established.

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