Ximena Suarez, a flight attendant on the plane that went down near Medellin, Colombia, was able to record a message telling her family she was alive, her cousin told CBSDFW.com in an interview.
Ana Rodriguez Suarez of Arlington told the station that her cousin was rescued more than four hours after the crash and had broken bones in her neck, legs and back.
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“All my whole family, my grandmother, my father, my mother, everybody’s all grateful she’s alive,” Ana told CBSDFW.com. “The captain, the co-pilot and one of the reporters was a good friend of the family, so at the same time, we all lost someone.”
She is one of two members of the flight crew who survived the crash, CBSDFW.com reported.
The plane was traveling from Bolivia to Colombia, carrying members of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team, journalists, flight crew and more, according to The Associated Press.
Investigators were still trying Wednesday to determine what caused the crash.