Boy Survives Plane Crash

A 10-year-old Dutch boy is the lone survivor of the crash of Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771, which was attempting to land in Tripoli early this morning. The 103 other passengers and crew are believed to have died. The plane had departed from Johannesburg, South Africa, and was scheduled to continue on to London; two Dutch tour groups totaling 61 passengers were on board. The boy is in the hospital and in good condition, the Libyan transport minister said, though he underwent surgery for broken bones in both his legs. Terrorism has been ruled out as a cause of the crash, and preliminary reports say the plane crashed short of the runway threshold as it approached. Both black boxes have been recovered, as well as 96 bodies.