Disaster

Girl Survives Plane Crash

One survivor has been found from the Yemenia Airbus A310 plane that crashed in the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean with 153 passengers on board. The 14 year-old girl, reportedly from one of the main islands in Comoros, was plucked from the ocean, alive. Earlier reports said the sole survivor of the flight, which included 66 French nationals, was a five-year-old boy. The plane that crashed was found to have several faults in 2007, and Reuters reports that the European Union had banned Yemenia Air from servicing its EU-based planes after failing audits. French officials said they had banned the aircraft from its airports.