Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771Wednesday May 12, 2010
The aircraft crashed and disintegrated one-half a mile from the runway while attempting to land at Tripoli International Airport. Ninety-two passenger and a crew of 11 were killed. A 8 year old Dutch boy was the sole survivor. Failure of the two pilots to coordinate their actions during the initial approach, with the final approach attempted below the minimum descent altitude and the runway not visible. Realizing that the approach had been misjudged, the co-pilot, who was in command, attempted to pull the plane up in order to perform a new landing, which disabled the auto pilot, but the captain had retaken control of the aircraft without informing his co-pilot, leading to the crash. Lack of coordination between the two pilots and the inappropriate application of flight control inputs during the attemped go-around. The length of the trip and crew fatigue was a factor.