TRIPOLI. Aviation experts combed debris for more clues on Thursday after finding the two black boxes from an Airbus jet that crashed at Libya’s Tripoli airport, killing all but one of the 104 people on board.
The sole survivor of Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U771 was a 9-year-old Dutch boy returning from a safari holiday with his family in South Africa, a Dutch newspaper reported.
Libya’s government has ruled out an attack on the twin-aisle Airbus A330-200. Aviation experts said the airport approach lacked systems to provide crew with the aircraft’s distance and height from the runway, although it was too early to say why it hit the ground. Only the tailfin remained intact.