By Sarah Keane • 16 October 2020 • 13:53
A brave mother saved her baby in a plane crash by cradling it to her body, while all other passengers died.
THE baby was found miraculously unharmed by rescue workers after the light aircraft crashed in Ubate, Colombia on Tuesday afternoon.
The plane was piloted by Dr Fabio Grandas, the infant’s father. Also onboard were his wife Mayerly Diaz Rojas, baby son Martin and the child’s nanny Nuris Maza. All three adults tragically perished in the crash, which was en route to Santa Maria from Guaymaral.
Rescue workers who arrived on the scene reported that the baby was found still cradled in his deceased mother’s arms; she had apparently shielded him from harm with her body.
According to local media reports in Columbia, the baby is being treated at the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota and is in a stable condition.
The cause of the tragic crash is still unknown, but the Columbian Civil Aviation Authority issued a statement saying: “According to initial information, the aeroplane had all of its technical documentation up to date.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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