The 19-year-old Cambridge student who jumped out of the plane told the parents that she was worried about university work
The student at Cambridge University who jumped out of a light aircraft in Madagascar had told parents during a research project that they were & # 39; disappointed & # 39; was about the trip and had written it off within a few days of arrival, police say.
Alana Cutland, 19, of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, jumped out of the Cessna passenger plane and almost certainly died on July 25 after the death of her door after opening the door.
Her body has not yet been found despite efforts of the local people and authorities in the Madagascar religion.
Cambridge University student Alana Cutland, 19, fell out of a light plane in Madagascar
Investigators say tragic Alana opened the door of four-seater Cessna 182 (photo) five minutes in the journey across Madagascar – just minutes after safety instructions were given on how to open the door in an emergency
Local police Colonel D & La Paix Ralaivaonary said Cutland had told her parents that she & # 39; was disappointed & # 39; was frustrated by the research expedition.
Natural Sciences study at Robinson College the successful student had shared her concern that the trip would not have the research conclusion she was hoping for, just a few days after arrival, Colonel D & La Paix Ralaivaonary told The BBC.
Mrs. Cutland had arrived to participate in a research internship while the journey on the African island was expected to last six weeks just a few days before her death.
Mrs. Cutland seemed to be flying to Madagascar on July 16 to study crabs in the Anjajavy area, according to the staff at the luxurious Anjajavy Le Lodge Hotelhotel.
Images made by an air rescue team from Madagaskan who are currently searching forests and wetlands for the body of Alana Cutland
Alana flew back from Anjajavy Le Lodge where she was staying in a remote area in the north of the island (photo) to the capital where she would have to fly back to the UK at the request of her parents when reportedly sick
But days later she began to suffer from paranoid episodes, confusion and sleepless nights, even thinking she could be jailed by the authorities of Madagascar if she failed her crab investigation.
Mrs. Cutland & # 39; s parents Alison and Neil, 63, were so worried that they stopped her 42-day journey and returned after just eight days.
While in constant contact with her parents during the short trip, she would also fear her & # 39; and & # 39; disappointment & # 39; have expressed about its predicted outcome of the investigation.
The student also contacted her research supervisor several times, once on the second day of the trip and at least twice thereafter.
Anjajavy village in the north of Madagascar, where Miss Cutland stayed during her research trip to the country
Zebu cow is supposed to be sacrificed by villagers from the village of Anjajavy in northern Madagascar to support the search for Alana Cutland, it will be taken to the runway tomorrow for the ceremony
Today, the poverty-stricken villagers who were looking for the body of Alana Cutland, a student at the University of Cambridge, called in their local Malagasy religion for help – holding a ceremony for sacrificing cows.
Villagers are said to have gained new hope after sacrificing one of their precious zebu cattle.
More than 100 local people attended a ceremony this morning, when the beast was killed on the remote runway where the tragic teenager boarded a couple seat on a Cessna 182, just minutes before she was almost dead.
The villagers all stood in silence and turned eastwards in the traditional ceremony next to the runway, so that they could face the direction of the sunrise reflecting the arrival of a new life in Madagascan beliefs.
They then left to continue their search for the body of Alana, 19, before returning to the remote village of Anjajavy just before sunset to feast on a stew made from the flesh of 15-year-old female zebu who & # 39; Black and White & # 39; was named & # 39 ;.
Villager Francine in the village of Anjajavy in northern Madagascar, where villagers search for Alana Cutland after staying there during her trip
The air lane where Alana Cutland's plane took off near where she was staying during her research trip to Madagascar
The head of the Anjajavy who arranged the so-called Joro sacrifice on the advice of local elders, said he was hopeful that it would encourage a local god named Zanahary to guide the locals in their search.
Up to 400 local people and 15 police officers spent 11 days tirelessly searching for the body of Alana, who reportedly suffered from acute paranoia and anxiety when she opened and crashed out of her plane door.
Chief Prosper in the village of Anjajavy in northern Madagascar
The poor villagers have vowed to continue their search in a gesture of humanity to help the family of Alana, even though they are not paid for their efforts.
The leader of Anjajavy, known as Chief Prosper, had invited MailOnline to witness the zebu sacrifice, but foreign media were not allowed to participate in the nearby luxury Anjajavy Le Lodge that owns the runway.
Chief Prosper said today: "The ceremony went very well and we hope it will allow us to find the girl's body very quickly so that she can be sent back to her family.
"We are all very sad about what happened to her. It is part of our tradition that bodies must be found and brought back to a family.
"The villagers who came to Joro left in the hope that they would find her soon. They will return later to feast on a stew made from zebu and served with rice to give them strength and energy. & # 39;
The search for the body of Alana is carried out in an area of 40 square kilometers with swamps, a lake, dense forest and scrub, leading to fear that her remains may never be found.
Chief Prosper admitted that there were difficulties in hunting, and said villagers used machetes to cut through thick vegetation to reach the most inaccessible areas of the countryside.
The picturesque village of Anjajavy in northern Madagascar, where villagers respond to the tragedy by searching and turning to our God
He said: "Some people search barefoot because they cannot afford shoes. It is difficult for them because there are sharp grass and stones that cut their feet.
"There are also mosquitoes and snakes, but the people here are used to harsh conditions and can handle them."
Alana from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, worked on a nature conservation project at the Anjajavy Le Lodge resort and researched the population of crabs on the idyllic tropical beaches in the area.
Chief Prosper in the village of Anjajavy in northern Madagascar, where Cutland, 19, was staying during her research trip to the country
Statements from hotel staff to the local police have confirmed that they acted normally and & # 39; good-humored & # 39; was when she arrived at the resort on July 16 as part of a self-funded internship.
But within a few days her mental health deteriorated, possibly after a psychotic reaction to anti-malarials or other medicines that she may have taken.
Taking the first leg of her journey home, on 25 July she opened the door of the Cessna that took her to Madagascar International Airport in Antananarivo, and dropped 3,700 feet to her death.
The pilot and British teacher Ruth Johnson, 51, who had befriended her at the hotel and accompanied her on the flight, desperately tried to grab her to stop jumping.
Alana hung half off the plane for two minutes before slipping away from Mrs. Johnson's hold of her leg.
It turned out today that the search for Alana was accompanied by Madagascar & # 39; s oldest police officer Le General Njatoarisoa Andrianianaka, known as the Gendarmerie Commander
Local police chief Sinola Nomenjahary confirmed today that the search would continue as long as his boss deemed it necessary due to the great profile of the tragedy.
Nomenjahary said: "Alana is treated as a missing person until her body is found. We still have 15 officers involved in the search. & # 39;
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