Boy ‘miraculously’ survived plane crash that killed all other 103 people on board

A boy miraculously survived a plane crash that killed all of the other 103 passengers on board including two Brits.

Ruben van Assouw, 9, was named the sole survivor after he was flung from the aircraft when it exploded and disintegrated into pieces.

The catastrophic crash took place 12 years ago, with the child being thought to be only the 14th sole survivor of a serious plane crash at the time.

The Dutch boy was located in the wreckage of the Libyan-owned Airbus A330-200 and was operated on for four hours following the ordeal.

His legs were severely impacted and broken in several places and couldn’t move parts of his injured body, with fears his brain may have been bruised.

His parents were sadly pronounced dead from the crash, reports Daily Mail.

It was reported that when he was asked by medics where he was from, Ruben managed to mumble: “Holland, Holland.”

Afriqiyah Airways confirmed that two Britons and an Irish citizen were among those who had died when Flight 771 from Johannesburg, South Africa, erupted as it came in to land at Tripoli, Libya.

A source commented: “It’s an absolute miracle that he got out.”

“The plane crashed next to the runway. It was around a metre away.

“The body of the plane completely disintegrated, meaning most people would have died straight away.”

It was reported that the pilot was said to have warned air traffic controllers that there was an issue as he approached Tripoli airport.