Tripoli: The Libyan airliner that crashed
with the loss of 103 lives on May 12 recorded no technical
problems, the prosecutor`s office said Sunday citing an initial
"No technical problem has been reported. All the
equipment functioned normally," Ali Suyah, who heads the
office of Libya`s state prosecutor, told a news agency, adding that the
crash was not "an act of terrorism."
Investigators have also ruled out a fuel problem, an
explosion or a fire breaking out before landing, said Suyah,
adding that the preliminary investigation was based on the
recordings found in the plane`s black boxes.
The recording were analysed in France.
The inquiry team is made up of Libyan and South African
officials, two French experts, five more from European
manufacturer Airbus, two observers from the Netherlands as
well as US National Transportation Safety Board experts.
Two days after the plane disintegrated on landing, the
head of the commission of inquiry told reporters that the
pilot had not reported any problems.
Officials said 103 people were killed when an Afriqiyah
Airways Airbus A330-200 flight from Johannesburg to Tripoli
crashed on landing in the Libyan capital.
A nine-year-old Dutch boy was the only survivor of the
crash that killed his parents and brother.
Most of the people who died in the crash were from the
Netherlands. Other nationalities included Austrian, Belgian,
British, French, German, Libyan, South African and Zimbabwean.
Two weeks after the tragedy, the remains of most the
victims were still at a morgue in Tripoli yesterday. Only
eight bodies have been repatriated to The Netherlands so far,
according to the website of the Libyan newspaper Oea.