Juliane Koepcke-17 year old German girl survives a horrific plane crash and escapes the Amazon rain forest. For eleven days she trudged through the Amazon Rain Forest without any gear or food, smashing her way through the snarls of vegetation, avoiding the man-eating crocodiles, and fighting off insect swarms. She drank river water, battled through infection and disease, and foraged for whatever scraps of food she could get her hands on,
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Juliane Koepcke - sole-survivor of a plane crash in 1972. The 17 yr old saw her plane struck by lightning above Peru. Landing strapped in her seat in the Rainforest, blinded in one eye, she trekked downstream for nine days with a broken collarbone to find civilisation. At one point she poured gasoline into an open wound to rid it of maggots.
Juliane Koepcke, 17, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. However, she had to endure a 9-day walk through the Amazon jungle before being rescued by loggers. She was the sole survivor of 93 passengers and crew in the December 24, 1971, crash of LANSA Flight 508.