Bahia Returns to France

Thursday, July 2, 2009
By George Hatcher

Bahia Bakari of Airbus A310 flight, ejected from the aircraft, clung to the Airbus 310 debris for more than 13 hours before she was rescued.

Bahia boarded a Yemenia Airlines flight in France, but then she and her fellow Comoros-bound passengers were switched to a sub-standard Yemenia Airlines plane, one which had been forbidden to fly in European airspace. That plane failed on its second approach, and impacted the Indian Ocean in bad weather and rough seas. Although others appear to have survived the crash, they did not survive the 13 hours it took rescuers to reach the wreckage. The dead include Bahia’s mother.

Bahia is the only survivor.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

RSS Plane Crash News

  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.

Blogroll

  • Air Consumer.gov
  • AirCrashConsultants
  • Airfleets
  • Airliners.net
  • AOPA
  • Bird Strike Database
  • Bird Strike Database Query
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • Find A Pilot
  • Frixo
  • IATA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Montreal Convention MC99 English
  • Nasa
  • NOAA
  • NTSB
  • RITA
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
August 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
  • At Least 24 Dead, 19 Injured After Bus Crashes in Ecuador https://t.co/Ym4QqZKVw5
    about 13 hours ago
  • Kuwait Airways Flight Suffers Runway Excursion at Cochin International Airport https://t.co/MccKdStgpX
    about 13 hours ago
  • Blue Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike https://t.co/tqyuy0fVEr
    about 13 hours ago
  • Croatia Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Zagreb https://t.co/71mqi2sOJF
    about 13 hours ago
  • Dozens killed in Italian bridge collapse https://t.co/uwR9zQW0uf
    about 13 hours ago