The miracle teenage survivor of an air crash off the Comoros in the Indian Ocean has been telling authorities how she managed to survive.
Fourteen-year old Baya Bakari, who is half French and half Camoran, is the only passenger to have been found alive so far. The Yemenia Airways plane with 153 people on board crashed in bad weather yesterday. The French Minister of Cooperation and Francophonie, Alain Joyandet, said: “The doctors have just told me she is doing well. Of course she is very traumatised and affected pyschologically. She’s lost her mother. Her father will arrive this afternoon. France will do all it can to repatriate her to Paris as soon as possible, in accordance with medical advice.” The teenager has a broken collarbone and cuts. She says she was ejected from the plane and awoke to find herself in the sea in the dark. She clung on to a piece of debris for 12 hours before being rescued.