Afriqiyah crash: No immediate Airbus safety recommendations

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Airbus is not issuing any immediate safety recommendations following initial findings from the Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330-200 crash at Tripoli last month.

The twin-jet, arriving from Johannesburg, came down on approach on 12 May.

Following initial analysis of the wreckage, and the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders, Libya's civil aviation authority has cleared Airbus to issue a telex to operators confirming that there was "no aircraft systems or engines malfunction".

"Both recorders were in good conditions to allow understanding [of] the main sequence of events," states the telex.

There was no evidence of fuel starvation, nor any indication of a fire or explosion before impact. "At this stage, Airbus has no specific immediate safety recommendation to raise," says the telex.