Neuba Yessoh


Age: 72

Ivorian retired physical education instructor and professor at Ivory Coast Univesity who was the only remaining survivor of the horrific Varig Airlines Flight 797 plane crash when the aircraft crashed into the jungle on the terrain below from the airport killing all 12 crew members and 38 of the 39 passengers on board on January 3, 1987 shortly after takeoff for an international flight from Abidjan to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (another passenger named Ahmad Wansa who was a British citizen and was critically injured in the crash had died four days after the disaster), who had suffered from severe burns but they were on less than 20 percent of his body.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: circa 1943

Died: March 4, 2015

Abidjan, Ivory Coast