A330-200 Crash Lands in Tripoli

 - May 12, 2010, 6:44 AM

An Afriqiya Airways Airbus A330-200 crash landed this morning at around 6 a.m. local time in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Libyan airline and Airbus confirmed this morning. Flight 8U771, arriving from Johannesburg, carried 93 passengers and 11 crewmembers. Afriqiya said that authorities have completed the search-and-rescue mission and have moved casualties to various hospitals. It gave no word on fatalities.
Airbus, meanwhile, pledged full technical assistance to the authorities responsible for the investigation into the accident through the Bureau d’Enquete et d’Analyse (BEA).