Survivor Narrates Yemenia Aircraft Crash Account

The only survivor of Yemini plane crash, a 12-year old girl, has said that she was tossed into the sea and saw the aircraft sink.

In  Yemen hospital, Baya Bakari, found clinging to wreckage some two hours the crash by a French rescuer, told her hospital that she heard some voices around her in the Indian Ocean but was unable to see anyone.

The airbus IY626, flying for the Comoros Islands from Yemen’s capital Sanaa, crashed due to bad weather with 153 people on board including the crew.

According to reports, many of the passengers were flying to the Comoros Islands but had begun their journey in Paris or Marseille on another jet operated by Yemenia, the national airline of Yemen, before boarding flight IY626 in Sanaa.

Bothe the EU and France have maintained that they drew attention to safety concerns over Yemenia planes and said that the airbus which crashed had not flown into EU airspace since 2007.

But no official cause for the crash has yet been found. Earlier on Wednesday a French government minister in the Comoros capital, Moroni, said that a detected signal thought to be from one of the plane’s “black box” flight recorders was in fact a distress beacon.

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