student, 19, ‘open door of plane and jumped to her death’

student, 19, ‘open door of plane and jumped to her death’

Police say a 19-year-old British student fell to her death from a small plane in Madagascar after opening a door in midair.

Cambridge University natural sciences student Alana Cutland fell from a Cessna C168 on the island nation off Africa’s east coast July 25. Her body has not been found.

Local police chief Sinola Nomenjahary told The Sun newspaper that Cutland unbuckled her seat belt, opened the plane door and tried to get out. He said another passenger struggled to hold onto her for several minutes before Cutland fell.

Police are investigating the incident.

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