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Libyan Plane Carrying 104 Crashes in Tripoli, Dutch Child Is Only Survivor

A Libyan plane crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, killing 103 people and leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris that included a large chunk of the tail painted with the airline's brightly colored logo. A 9-year-old Dutch boy, Ruben van Assouw, lost his parents and brother and was the crash's only survivor.

Lone Survivor

In a photo released by Libya TV, the lone survivor of a Afriqiyah Airways plane crash in Tripoli is seen being treated.  The 10-year-old miraculously survived the devestating crash that claimed the lives of 104 others. (AP)

Sole Survivor

May 12: An unidentified Dutch child the sole survivor of plane crash in Libya receives medical treatment in a hospital in Tripoli in this image taken from TV. A Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, killing at least 96 people and leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris.

AP Photo/Libya TV, via APTN

Survivor

May 12: An unidentified Dutch child the sole survivor of plane crash in Libya receives medical treatment in a hospital in Tripoli in this image taken from TV. A Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, killing at least 96 people and leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris.

AP Photo/Libya TV, via APTN

Tripoli Jet Crash

May 12: A rescue worker collects debris from Afriqiyah Airways flight 8U771 at Tripoli airport. The. Libyan Airbus crashed when trying to land at Tripoli airport early on Wednesday. Dozens of Dutch citizens were aboard the plane and a 10-year-old survived.

Reuters

Tripoli Jet Crash

May 12: Rescue workers sift through debris -- some of it still smoldering -- 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.

Reuters

Tripoli Jet Crash

May 12: This image from Libyan television shows a section of fuselage from Afriqiyah's flight 771 amid the wreckage. The airline issued a sstatement saying a search-and-rescue operation at the crash site "has now been completed and casualties have been moved to various hospitals."

AP

Tripoli Jet Crash

May 12: An image made from Libyan Television shows debris on the ground. Daniel Hoeltgen, spokesman for the European Aviation Safety Agency said Afriqiyah has undergone 10 recent safety inspections at European airports, with no significant safety findings.

AP

Tripoli Jet Crash

A map shows Tripoli in Libya, where the Libyan plane from Johannesburg crashed.

AP

Tripoli Jet Crash

This file photo shows an Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330-200 aircraft taking off from London's Gatwick airport. A Libyan Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330 arriving from Johannesburg, with 104 people on board crashed on landing Wednesday.

AP

Tripoli Jet Crash

May 12: Rescue teams search the site of the Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane crash in Tripoli, Libya. According to initial reports, the plane crashed as it neared the threshold of Tripoli International's main east-west runway, while preparing to touch down from the east.

AP

Tripoli Jet Crash

May 12: Rescue teams search the site of the Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane crash in Tripoli, Libya. Afriqiyah Airways is not included on the European Union's list of banned airlines. The list has nearly 300 carriers deemed by the EU not to meet international safety standards.

AP

Tripoli Crash Debris

May 12: Rescue teams search the site of the Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane crash in Tripoli, Libya. Afriqiyah Airways is not included on the European Union's list of banned airlines. The list has nearly 300 carriers deemed by the EU not to meet international safety standards.

AP

Libyan Plane Carrying 104 Crashes in Tripoli, Dutch Child Is Only Survivor

A Libyan plane crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, killing 103 people and leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris that included a large chunk of the tail painted with the airline's brightly colored logo. A 9-year-old Dutch boy, Ruben van Assouw, lost his parents and brother and was the crash's only survivor.

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