'No technical problems' before Libya crash

2010-05-14 13:39

Tripoli - The pilot of the Libyan airliner that crashed in Tripoli killing 103 people reported no technical problems before this week's accident, the head of the commission of inquiry said on Friday.

"The pilot did not report any problems. Until the very last moment things were normal between the pilot and the control tower" at Tripoli airport before Wednesday's early morning disaster, Neji Dhaou said.

"What I can confirm for now is that the aircraft struck the ground before reaching the runway," he said, adding that the investigators "have ruled out nothing for the moment".