MORONI, Comoros – A Yemeni aviation official says a young boy who was plucked alive from the Indian Ocean after a passenger jet crashed was found floating 10 miles (15 kilometers) out to sea.
Mohammed Abdul Qader, the Yemeni civil aviation deputy chief, says the boy is 5 years old and has been hospitalized in the Comoros. He had no further details.
A Yemenia Airbus jet with 153 people on board crashed into the Indian Ocean on Tuesday as it tried to land during strong winds on the island nation of Comoros. There was no word on other survivors.
At least three bodies were recovered, authorities said.