Five days since the Comoros aircrash and still the victim’s families are agitating for action. Between 10 and 40 000 people marched in French city of Marseilles on Saturday, as they believe they will get more joy from the French than Yemeni authorities into holding a proper inquiury.
Yemen has moved to cancel Yemania Airways Paris-Comoros service, putting the Indian Ocean archipelago off the air map, and Air France is being invited to set up an alternative service with its own planes. Only one 12 year-old girl survived the crash which killed 152 people, but today joint search teams from Yemen, France and the USA found the first piece of wreckage from the Airbus 310 that inexplicably went down in the sea on approach to the Comoros capital, Moroni. The search had been struggling to find anything that would help the enquiry to even start investigating the crash, and it is believed the bodies are trapped in the plane’s fuselage underwater. Some waters in the area are up to 500 metres deep so even if something is found it will be tricky getting it to the surface.