Baby turns sole survivor of plane crash that killed parents as heroic mom shields him in her arms
As per local media, the child, Martin, is said to be in a stable condition and is being treated at a local hospital
A baby miraculously survived a horrific plane crash that killed both his parents in Ubaté, Colombia, on Tuesday, October 13. The child became the only survivor of the crash as his mother shielded him. The mishap claimed the lives of Mayerly Diaz Rojas, her husband Fabio Grandas, and their son's nanny, Nuris Maza, The Sun reports. Grandas was a well-known doctor in Bogota and had been piloting the plane.
As per local media, the child, Martin, is said to be in a stable condition and is being treated at the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota University Hospital. Rescuers had found Rojas shielding and cradling the child while dying following the crash. The heroic mother had used her body to protect her baby. The Colombian Civil Aviation Authority shared their "solidarity with the families of the victims" via a statement. They also said that "a baby, who was also traveling in the aeroplane, is being attended at this time in an assistance centre". The aircraft, which was a HK 2335-G plane, crash-landed during a flight between Santa Marta and Guaymaral.
The aviation authority is currently investigating the mishap. They released a statement saying, "According to initial information, the aeroplane had all of its technical documentation up to date." Currently, the cause of the crash is not known. Video footage shows the moment when shocked locals were seen standing around the crash site. A man was seen detaching something from the plane and handing it to another man wearing a green helmet who walks away with the item.
According to the FloridaStar, the Columbian Bureau of Aircraft Accidents has reported that there have been many plane crashes over recent years which includes two other incidents in 2020. One of the crashes had ended up killing four people. Back in 2016, the country had experienced a major accident when a plane that was carrying members of Brazil's Chapecoense Real soccer team to a match in Medellin, crashed and killed 71 members on board. Only six people survived the crash.