Boy who survived Libya plane crash recovering well

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The family of a 9-year-old Dutch boy who was the sole survivor of last week's plane crash in Libya says he is recovering well in a Dutch hospital.

Ruben Van Assouw's parents and 11-year-old brother were among the 103 passengers and crew members killed last Wednesday when an Afriqiyah Airways plane slammed into the desert short of the runway at an airport in Libya's capital, Tripoli.

Ruben's family said in a statement Tuesday that he will require another operation when he is strong enough to undergo surgery. His legs were crushed in the crash.

Despite his ordeal, Ruben was not afraid to fly again, his family says. He flew home Saturday with an aunt and uncle, and is being treated in a hospital in the southern city of Tilburg.

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