Yemenia Flight 626 Crashes
Yemenia Flight 626 was a scheduled commercial flight operated by Yemenia en route from Sana'a, Yemen, to Moroni, Comoros that crashed on 30 June 2009 at around 1:50 a.m. local time (22:50 on 29 June, UTC) with 153 aboard.
One survivor, a 12-year-old girl, was found.
Bahia Bakari (born 1996) is a French schoolgirl who became world famous as the sole survivor of Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310, which crashed into the Indian Ocean near the north coast of Grande Comore, Comoros on June 30, 2009, killing all other 152 people on board. Bakari, who can barely swim and had no life vest, clung to aircraft wreckage, floating in heavy seas for more than 13 hours, much of it in pitch darkness, before being rescued. Her mother, who had been traveling with her from Paris, France for a summer vacation in Comoros, died in the crash.