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Afriqiyah Airways confirms crash in Tripoli

An Afriqiyah Airways flight from Johannesburg crashed just one metre (three feet) from the runway as it was landing in Tripoli early Wednesday, an airline official said.

world Updated: May 12, 2010 13:47 IST

An Afriqiyah Airways flight from Johannesburg crashed just one metre (three feet) from the runway as it was landing in Tripoli early Wednesday, an airline official said.

"Yes I can confirm the crash but not the number of the dead. We are waiting for a report from Tripoli to tell us what happened," said Bongani Sithole, the airline's head of reservations at Johannesburg's international airport.

"We hear that it happened one metre away from the runway," said Sithole.