Tripoli crash victims still being identified

2010-05-17 09:25

The lengthy process of identifying the remains of the 13 South

Africans killed in the Afriquiyah Airways plane crash in Tripoli last week

continues today.

“A lot of family members have gone up and the crisis management

company is in contact with them,” Charmaine Thome, manager of the airline in

South Africa, said.

On Wednesday, 103 people were killed in the final minutes of the

flight from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, to the Libyan


Only a Dutch boy, Ruben van Assouw, survived.

The airline was still waiting to hear from Libyan civil aviation

authorities on what they think caused the Airbus to crash.

“I have just called Tripoli and they haven’t got anything yet,”

said Thome.

On its website, the airline said that its Family Assistance Centre

at a hotel in Tripoli was open for family members and relatives. The care

provided was available to all those related to the crash victims.

The airline said a passenger manifest was released, and any

questions regarding the manifest should be directed to the relevant


They said that at the request of some of the family members, a

visit was arranged to the crash site, and flowers were placed there.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.