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    Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    From JNB via Tripoli to London - one of their A330s

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37100560/ns ... ws-africa/
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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    Ariqiyah flies CRJ-9 to LHR. So hopefully it's not a 330.

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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    Quote Originally Posted by JZ1
    Ariqiyah flies CRJ-9 to LHR. So hopefully it's not a 330.
    in the link to the MSNBC article above it shows the crashed tail of their A330

    Lots of info in the article.
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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    The crash happened on landing at Tripoli - is was a 330.
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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    Very sad and right before landing too on a flight all the way from JNB.

    A330-200 reg. 5A-ONG delivered only 6 months ago. Almost a year after AF 447 (the first A332 to crash) was lost in the Atlantic.


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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    Quote Originally Posted by JZ1
    Ariqiyah flies CRJ-9 to LHR. So hopefully it's not a 330.
    That's Libyan Airlines... Afriqyah flies the A330 to LGW.

    Very unfortunate for Airbus and my condolences to the families. This is the second loss of a brand new frame for an African carrier in the past year, the first was a Kenya 737-800 that crashed shortly after departure from Beirut.

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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard
    Rather amazing only one girl made it out and with rather minor injuries.

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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    Holy crap, he lost his unit in the crash???
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    it was a boy when the flight started!

    Congrats to the boy, looking at the horrific images, it is hard to imagine anything living thru that!
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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    Sad to see another disaster of an Airbus A330.. Fantastic to see that a kid survived.. God bless..
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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    At first, some said that volcanic ash could have played a role in this horrific crash but scientists say the ash never spread west to Tripoli. I understand that the airport in Tripoli does not have a sophisticated landing system but the winds were light and there was at least 3 miles visibility. My condolences to the families.

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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    They said the plane crash just as it was about to land, but the crash site indicates otherwise to me. Aside from the tail, there are no sizable pieces and hardly any fire at all. Unless the boy was in the tail, I don't see how he could have survived, unless he was just thrown from the aircraft into a tree. Can't believe anyone would survive that.

    By my guess, the site looks like the plane hit the ground at a high speed and angle, perhaps due to fuel starvation. Have we heard anything else?
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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    On another website I have heard that they possibly declared an emergency for unknown reasons and advised ATC that they were coming in one way or another..... Again.... armchair speculation but that would lead me to beleive maybe fuel starvation as well??????? Also considering the lack of burn marks on any of the wreckage pics I have seen that would make sense.
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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    One of the stories I have read seems to indicate the ash cloud from the Iceland volcano was also evident over North Africa - wonder if that was it.....
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    Re: Afriqiyah crash at Tripoli

    Looking at the ash cloud map today, it's not close to North Africa - so I question the articles that said that might be a cause.

    Here is the ash cloud current status:

    http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-app/ ... G=en&ART=3
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