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A massive rescue effort was under way Tuesday after a young child was found among the wreckage of a downed Yemeni jet off the coast of Comoros in the Indian Ocean.
"One child is alive and we hope to find more," Yemenia Airways chairman Capt. Abdulkhalek al-Kadi told CNN. The child has been taken to a hospital.
The French Navy is sending ships and a plan to help Yemeni authorities try to find any more survivors, he said.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I mean I can count what...3 plane crashes in the span of 4 months. Isn't that a little high?
Originally posted by Le Colonel
the plane did not fly over france. Kinda far considering it was leaving Yemen to just above Madagascar. France is no where near that area. Look at a map.
Ill bet that there will be less coverage from this downed plane due to it had no Europeans on it. Sad.
Russian Air Force Commanders have issued warnings to all of their aircraft to exercise “extreme caution” during flights “in and around” an area defined as Latitude 17 North [North Atlantic Ocean] Latitude 3 South [South Atlantic Ocean] to Latitude 8 North [Indian Ocean] Latitude 19 South [Indian Ocean] between the Longitudes of 46 West, 33 West, 46 East and 33 East, and which covers the greater part of the African Tectonic Plate.
The reason for this unprecedented warning, these reports state, are the rapid formations of “geomagnetic storms” emanating from the boundaries of the African Tectonic Plate that due to their intensity have caused the loss of two major passenger aircraft during the past month leaving nearly 300 men, women and children dead.
REMARKABLE details have emerged of the survival of a 14-year-old girl - the only person to be found alive after an Indian Ocean plane crash.
The teenager was pulled from the sea after being spotted swimming among bodies and wreckage from the Yemenia airline flight.
The flight left Paris on Monday for Marseille and Sanaa, where passengers switched to the older Airbus to continue to Djibouti and Moroni.
French civil aviation officials said 66 passengers were French. Many of the passengers were likely to hold dual nationality, however. Three babies were among the passengers, officials said.
PARIS, June 30 (Reuters) - The Airbus plane which crashed off the Comoros islands early on Tuesday did not belong to its operator Yemenia but had been leased from International Lease Finance Corp, an industry source said.
ILFC, part of the recently rescued insurance giant AIG , is one of two leading global aircraft lessors and its fleet of almost 1,000 aircraft is among the world's largest.
The firm is in the process of being sold to help repay the U.S. government for a federal bailout of troubled AIG.