AFRIQIYAH AIRWAYS AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT IN LIBYA
Media Information on Afriqiyah Airways aircraft (Issue I)
Airbus regrets to confirm that an Airbus A330-200 operated by Afriqiyah Airways was involved in an accident in Tripoli, Libya early today, Wednesday 12th May. The aircraft was arriving from Johannesburg, South Africa.
In line with ICAO Annex 13 international convention, Airbus will provide full technical assistance to the Authorities responsible for the investigation into the accident through the Bureau d’Enquete et d’Analyse (BEA).
The concerns and sympathy of the Airbus employees go to the families, friends and loved ones affected by the accident of Afriqiyah Airways aircraft.
Afriqiyah Airways flight 8U771 accident in Tripoli, Libya (ISSUE 2)
Airbus regrets to confirm that an Airbus A330-200 operated by Afriqiyah Airways was involved in an accident in Tripoli, Libya at 04:00 GMT, Wednesday 12th May. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight 8U771 from Johannesburg, South Africa to Tripoli, Libya.
The aircraft involved in the accident, registered as 5A-ONG, was MSN (Manufacturer Serial Number) 1024, delivered from the production line in September 2009. The aircraft had accumulated approximately 1600 flight hours in some 420 flights. It was powered by General Electric CF6-80E1 engines. At this time no further factual information is available.
Preliminary reports indicate that the aircraft crashed short of the runway threshold during approach. According to available information there were 93 passengers and 11 crew on board.
In line with ICAO Annex 13 international convention Airbus is dispatching a team of technical advisors to support the investigation authorities and the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) as accredited representative.
The Airbus A330-200 is a widebody, twin-engine aircraft, which typically carries 253 passengers in a three-class, twin-aisle cabin on medium to long range routes of up to 7,250 nautical miles (13,400km). The A330-200 was first delivered in April 1998.
The concerns and sympathy of the Airbus employees go to the families, friends and loved ones affected by the accident.