Crash investigators search site of Libyan plane

Dutch and American crash investigators are helping search for clues.

Updated: May 16, 2010, 16:40 PM IST

Tripoli: Dutch and American crash investigators are helping search for clues in the debris field of the airliner that slammed into the desert short of an airport runway in Libya`s capital.

Libyan authorities, meanwhile, have determined that one of those found dead at the site was not a passenger but a Libyan rescue worker who responded to the scene and died of a heart attack.

Wednesday`s crash killed 103 of those on board the flight from South Africa to the Libyan capital. A nine-year-old Dutch boy who was the sole survivor returned home to the Netherlands on Saturday. His parents and 11-year-old brother perished.
Most of those on board were Dutch tourists. Lead Dutch investigator Dann Noort said on Sunday that work to identify bodies has started.

Bureau Report