Charter passengers survived after the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean
An aircraft Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, which belonged to the operator Inter-Islands Air, collapsed on Tuesday in the Indian Ocean, in the area of the Comoros Islands. The plane was conducting a charter flight on the Grande Comore Island - Anjouan route and had 29 persons (25 passengers and 4 crew members on board). It departed from Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport, but quickly lost altitude and fell into the water shortly after takeoff.
The 29 people survived and reached the shore with the help of fishing vessels in the area. According to information published in the press, only the captain suffered some serious head injuries, otherwise the other passengers are without serious injuries.
It seems that the accident was caused by a massive fuel leak. The pilot noticed the problem and wanted to return to the airport, but unfortunately failed.