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Miracle boy sole survivor of plane crash that killed all other passengers

Ruben van Assouw from the Netherlands was found nonetheless strapped into his seat surrounded by plane particles after surviving the Afriqiyah Airways crash in Could 2010. On the time it made Ruben one in every of simply 14 sole survivors of significant aircraft crashes.

Rescue groups discovered Ruben within the wreckage of the Libyan-owned Airbus A330-200 – which disintegrated on its strategy to Tripoli airport in Could 2010, reported the Every day Star.

He was taken to hospital the place medical doctors operated on him for 4 hours.

Ruben’s legs had been severely impacted by the crash and had been damaged in a number of locations.

He was unable to maneuver components of his injured physique and there have been fears that his mind might need been bruised.

In keeping with the Every day Mail his mother and father had been pronounced useless because of the crash.

Reviews talked about that when he was requested the place he was from he stated “Holland, Holland”.

Afriqiyah Airways confirmed that two Britons and an Irish citizen had been amongst those that had died within the crash.

Flight 771 from Johannesburg, South Africa, exploded because it got here in to land at Tripoli, Libya.

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Officers stated that on the time of the crash climate situations and visibility had been good.

In addition they dominated out the opportunity of terrorism.

NBC Information reported that shut kinfolk issued an announcement confirming that prolonged household could be taking care of Ruben.

Tilburg mayor Ivo Opstelten stated on Dutch tv: “Let’s be certain that he can catch his breath peacefully within the arms of kinfolk.”

In 2020 American author Ann Napolitano used Ruben’s expertise in her novel Pricey Edward.

Daily Express

The Daily Express is a daily national middle-market tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom. Published in London, it is the flagship of Express Newspapers, owned by publisher Reach plc. It was first published as a broadsheet in 1900 by Sir Arthur Pearson. Its sister paper, the Sunday Express, was launched in 1918.

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