Last updated on March 1st, 2022 at 02:48 pm
After a plane carrying 14 people crashed in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros on Saturday, rescuers hurried to locate any survivors. AB Aviation said its small Cessna plane went off the radar while flying between Moroni and Fomboni on the island of Moheli. It was about 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) from its destination.
The Comorian transport ministry said in a statement that “search activities have begun to locate the aircraft’s debris in the coastal area of Djoiezi, confirming the crash.” According to the Comorian administration, all 12 passengers were Comorians, and the two pilots were Tanzanians.
Three speedboats were deployed to the estimated accident site, according to senior police official Abdel-Kader Mohamed, “allowing us to gather debris from the jet as well as belongings belonging to the passengers.” “We shall resume our hunt the following day. There remains hope as long as there are no bodies discovered. ” He went on to say,
Assistance is being provided to those impacted on Moheli and Moroni’s island of Grande Comore. I’m hopeless. We’ll begin mourning my sister from tomorrow onwards. ” In Moroni, Idi Boina, 55, told AFP that his sister was among the passengers. The authorities said that they had requested assistance from the French enclave of Mayotte, which is located just across the border.