Cambridge uni student dies after falling out of plane while on study trip to Madagascar


A CAMBRIDGE University student has died after falling out of a plane while on a study trip in Madagascar.

Alana Cutland, 20, fell from the Cessna-style light aircraft high above the paradise 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 teeming with carnivorous wild animals.

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

The second-year Biological Natural Sciences student was in the country for a university research trip.
She boarded the plane along with anther passenger and a pilot for a flight out of the remote region.

A pal described Alana as “beautiful inside and out.”

They said: “She was amazing, one of the most beautiful and pure girls I’ve ever known – inside and out.

“The whole thing has been a nightmare for her family and friends back home in the UK.

“We knew she was getting some sort of plane trip last week to study the seabed on a neighbouring island, but then contact went dead and we started to fear the worst.

“Alana had so much going for her. She loved animals and nature and was over the moon to be going to Madagascar to pursue her passion.

“She was also the vice-president of a dance society at Cambridge. There was no end to her talents and we can’t think why she would have done this.”

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