1. Ambulance outside El Mararouf hospital with back doors open, hospital staff holding plastic sheets to shield from media as plane crash survivor Bahia Bakari is placed inside, doors are closed
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2. STILL: 14-year-old Bahia Bakari, the only known survivor of the Yemenia Airbus 310 jet crash, lying in hospital bed surrounded by doctors, shot through the window of the room where she was being treated at El Mararouf hospital
3. Cutaway media outside hospital
4. Ambulance driving away, taking Bakari to airport
5. Ambulance being ushered through gates onto airfield at the airport, gates closing behind it
6. Back of ambulance, shot through gate
7. Chartered jet on runway, to take Bakari back to Paris
8. Officials at plane steps
9. French Minister for International Cooperation, Alain Joyandet, talking to journalists
10. Plane windows, French doctor inside the plane seen through windows preparing medical equipment
A 14 year old girl who is the only known survivor of a plane crash in the Indian Ocean was flown back to Paris on Wednesday night from Moroni, the capital of Comoros.
Despite a fractured collarbone, Bahia Bakari clung to the wreckage of the plane for more than 13 hours before
rescuers found her floating in the Indian Ocean, authorities said.
The Yemenia Airbus 310 jet was carrying 153 people when it went down in howling winds early on Tuesday in the sea north of the Comoros Islands.
An Associated Press reporter saw the teenage girl in El Mararouf hospital in the Comoros capital of Moroni earlier on Wednesday as she was visited by government officials, including Alain Joyandet, France's minister for international cooperation.
She was conscious with bruises on her face and gauze bandages on her right elbow and right foot.
Her uncle, Joseph Yousouf, said Bakari also had a fractured collarbone.
Joyandet said that Bahia had held onto a piece of the plane wreckage from 1:30 am Tuesday to 3:00 pm, then signalled a passing boat, which rescued her.
The girl was travelling with her mother, who is feared dead. They had left Paris on Monday night to see family in the Comoros.
Joyandet was at the airport on Wednesday night to see Bakari onto a chartered executive jet which took her back to Paris where she would be taken to hospital upon arrival.
The passengers on the downed plane were flying the last leg of a journey from Paris and Marseille to Comoros, with a stop in Yemen to change planes.
Most of the passengers were from Comoros, sixty-six were French citizens.
The exact causes of the crash remain unknown.
French officials late on Wednesday retracted claims that one of the plane's black boxes had been found, saying that a signal detected from the debris of Yemenia Flight IY626 was from a distress beacon and not from one of the plane's black boxes.
The flight data and cockpit voice recorders in those black boxes are crucial to help investigators determine the cause of the crash off this former French colony.
The crash, a few miles (kilometres) off this island nation came two years after aviation officials reported equipment faults with the plane, an ageing Airbus 310 flying the last leg of a Yemenia airlines flight from Paris and Marseille to the Comoros, with a stop in Yemen to change planes.
A top French official said the Airbus 310 crashed in deep water nine miles (14.4 kilometres) north of the Comoran coast and 21 miles (34 kilometres) from the Moroni airport.
The French air accident investigation agency BEA was sending a team of safety investigators and Airbus experts to Comoros, an archipelago of three main islands 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometres) south of Yemen, between Africa's southeastern coast and the island of Madagascar.