BREAKING: Brit student, 20, dies after ‘falling out of plane’ on Madagascar trip


Alana Cutland


Alana Cutland, 20, tragically fell from a light aircraft above the Indian Ocean Island about ten minutes after take-off.

Police say tragic Alana, from Milton Keynes, Beds, plunged to her death into the wild Savannah below.

Cops and locals have been trying to find her body, but fear they will never find her due the remote location which is full of wild animals.

The second-year Biological Natural Sciences student had been in the country for a university research trip.


Locals police said that Alana was travelling back from her research in the remote area of Anjajavy.

She boarded the plane along with another passenger and a pilot for a flight out of the remote region.

In a heartbreaking statement, Alana’s family paid tribute to a “beautiful daughter who lit up every room she walked in to”.

The family said in their statement, released through the UK Foreign Office: “Our daughter Alana was a bright, independent young woman, who was loved and admired by all those that knew her.



“She was always so kind and supportive to her family and friends, which resulted in her having a very special connection with a wide network of people from all walks of her life, who we know will miss her dearly.

“Alana grasped every opportunity that was offered to her with enthusiasm and a sense of adventure, always seeking to extend her knowledge and experience in the best ways possible.

“She was particularly excited to be embarking on the next stage of her education, on an internship in Madagascar complimenting her studies in Natural Sciences.

“Alana was also a talented dancer and embraced the more creative side of her talents with joy and commitment.


“Her thirst for discovering more of the world always ensured she made the most of every second of her action-packed young life.

“We are heartbroken at the loss of our wonderful, beautiful daughter, who lit up every room she walked in to, and made people smile just by being there.”


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