-- The father of a teenage girl who remarkably survived a plane crash off the Comoros has described how his daughter was ejected from the plane into the Indian Ocean.
Relatives react at Marseille airport in France after being informed of the list of the passengers' names.
"She didn't feel a thing. She found herself in water," Paris-based Kassim Bakari told French radio RTL after speaking to his 13-year-old daughter Bahia who was recovering Wednesday in hospital in Moroni.
"She could hear people talking, but in the middle of the night she couldn't see a thing. She managed to hold on to a piece of something," said the Comoran, whose partner was also on board the doomed flight and is presumed to be among the 152 victims.
"She said she was ejected from the plane," Bakari said, according to Agence France-Presse.
Bahia, who lives in Marseille, escaped with just cuts to her face and a fractured collar-bone as the Yemenia Airways Airbus A310 tried to land at Moroni airport at the end of a four-stage flight from France.