A toddler was rescued from a fatal crash of Yemenia Airways Flight 626 carrying 153 people early Tuesday while trying to land on Comoros amid bad weather, a Yemeni aviation official said.
The flight originated in Paris and stopped in Marseille before continuing to Yemen where passengers and crew switched planes to an Airbus A310-300. The majority of passengers were from the Comoros Ilsands, Dominique Bussereau, France's transport minister said, according to Fox News. 66 passengers were French, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said.
One child is alive and we hope to find more, Yemenia Airways chairman Capt. Abdulkhalek al-Kadi said according to CNN.
The child's nationality and age is yet unknown but he has been taken to a hospital.
the Airbus A310 was inspected by France's civil aviation agency DGAC in 2007 and they noticed a certain number of faults, Dominique Bussereau said on France's i-Tele television according to Fox News.
On June 1, an Air France Airbus 330 crashed off Brazil while en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing all 228 people aboard. The cause is still under investigation.