On 12 May 2010 Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U771 departed Johannesburg (South Africa) en route to Tripoli (Libya). The French manufactured Airbus 330 aircraft was carrying 93 passengers and 11 crew, including 68 Dutch and 13 South Africans, when it attempted to land at Tripoli and crashed killing all but one nine-year-old boy from Holland.
There has been no accident report identifying the causes of the crash, but analysis of the wreckage may suggest that the aircraft crashed on its final approach to the runway or during a go-around (an aborted attempt to land by a plane on its approach to the runway in order to attempt a better approach). We are investigating the case to determine if faults with the avionics or flying control computers contributed to the accident.
If you would like to speak in confidence to an expert regarding this accident, or any other aviation incident you were involved in, please contact a member of the aviation team on 0800 056 4110. The team will be able to advise you on the accident, the relevant law and the parties who may be liable.
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