Incredible air crash survival story

In the wake of the recent miracle survival in the Yemenia Flight 626 crash I came across this even more amazing crash survival.


  • In 1971 Juliane Köpcke was in a plane that broke apart 3km above the Amazon jungle
  • She found herself in free fall while still strapped into a row of seats – she remembers seeing the jungle spinning below her
  • She landed in thick jungle and lost consciousness
  • She woke up the next morning with cuts, concussion and a broken collarbone as her only injuries
  • She knew that her best hope was to follow a river downstream which she did for 10 days despite her injuries and having almost no food
  • Eventually she was found and rescued by Peruvian loggers

That’s pretty amazing stuff!