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Dutch crash survivor could go home this weekend

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Investigators have begun the daunting task of identifying bodies and determining the cause of a crash that left a 9-year-old Dutch boy the sole survivor.

Authorities say the boy may be flown home to the Netherlands as early as this weekend.

Rescuers found the boy, named Ruben, still strapped in his seat and breathing in an area of desert sand strewn with the plane's debris. His father, mother and 11-year-old brother are believed to have been among the 103 people on board who were killed Wednesday.

The flight from South Africa crashed short of the runway in Tripoli.

The boy told a Dutch newspaper he could not remember the crash.

Officials say the task of identifying the bodies could take at least a week.


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