Cambridge University student died after a 5000-foot fall from an airplane during a study trip in Madagascar – with the local police who said she had opened the door of the airplane.
Alana Cutland, 19, fell from the light aircraft in Cessna style while it was above the East African country, about ten minutes after taking off earlier this month.
Milton Keynes, a second-year student of Biological Natural Sciences, was thought to have completed an internship when she fell into the wild Savannah.
It is feared that her body will never be found after it landed in an area full of carnivorous wild animals.
According to police sources, the student should have opened the aircraft door for the gruesome pilot and another passenger. They start an investigation.
It also claimed that Alana and her parents had several intense and agitated discussions on the phone in the days before her death.
Alana & # 39; s family says they are & # 39; deeply saddened by the loss of our beautiful, beautiful daughter, who lit up every room she entered & # 39 ;.
Alana Cutland, 19-year-old University of Cambridge, died of her death by a light plane over Madagascar
A local report claimed that the student had pushed open the door of the plane before she plunged to death
Alana thought of traveling back from a research trip to the remote area of Anjajavy.
She was in the country for a university research trip to complete her studies, and another passenger was on the plane with the pilot.
The internship is considered private and was not a study trip from Cambridge University.
Alana & # 39; s family asked for privacy after her death.
Their statement said: & Our daughter Alana was a smart, independent young woman who was loved and admired by everyone who knew her.
& # 39; She was always so kind and supportive to her family and friends, which resulted in a very special bond with a wide network of people from all walks of life that we know will miss her very much.
She fell out of the Cessna-like light plane while it was above the East African country, about ten minutes after the take-off
She was in the East African country for a university research trip to supplement her studies
Alana thought of traveling back from a research trip to the remote area of Anjajavy
Alana was in the country for a university research trip and another passenger was on the plane with the pilot
A local report suggested that the student should have opened the aircraft door for the gruesome pilot and another passenger
& # 39; Alana seized every opportunity offered to her with enthusiasm and a sense of adventure, always looking to expand her knowledge and experience in the best possible ways.
& # 39; She was particularly excited to begin the next phase of her education, following an internship in Madagascar to complement her studies in the natural sciences.
& # 39; Alana was also a talented dancer and embraced the more creative side of her talents with joy and dedication.
& # 39; Her thirst for discovering more of the world always ensured that she made everything from every second of her young action-packed life.
& # 39; We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beautiful, beautiful daughter, who lit up every room she entered and made people smile just by being there. & # 39;
A friend said to the sun: & She was amazing, one of the most beautiful and purest girls I have ever known – inside and out.
& # 39; It has all been a nightmare for her family and friends at home in the UK.
Alice Cutland is celebrating after she passed her driving test in January 2017. Her family has paid tribute to her
Her family said in a statement: & # 39; Our daughter Alana was a smart, independent young woman who was loved and admired by everyone who knew her & # 39;
Her family said Alana was also a talented dancer and she was vice-president of the Society Dance Society, of the University of Cambridge
Dr. David Woodman of Robinson College, Cambridge University, said in a statement: “Robinson College is deeply shocked by the news of Alana's death. In her two years here she has made a huge contribution to many different aspects of university life & # 39;
Alana was not only a talented dancer, but also involved in the yoga and mindfulness society at the university
& # 39; We knew she had a sort of plane trip last week to study the seabed on a neighboring island, but then the contact died and we started to fear the worst.
& # 39; Alana had so much for her. She loved animals and nature and was overjoyed to go to Madagascar to pursue her passion. & # 39;
Dr. David Woodman of Robinson College, Cambridge University, said in a statement: “Robinson College is deeply shocked by the news of Alana's death. In her two years here she has made an enormous contribution to many different aspects of life at the university.
& # 39; She will be missed very much by all of us. The College expresses its sincere condolences to the Alana family in this extremely difficult time. & # 39;
According to the website, Alana was involved in the yoga and mindfulness society at the college.
She was also a talented dancer and vice-president of the student association Cutazz, at the University of Cambridge.
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