SURVIVES PLANE CRASH
Welcome to another mysterious survival.
On January 26th, 1972, Vesna Vulovic, a 22-year-old flight attendant, went down in history for surviving the highest fall from a plane. As the aircraft was flying over what is now known as the Czech Republic, it suddenly exploded. Rescuers eventually found Vulovic in the still-smoking fuselage, her legs poking out of the wreckage. She had lost a lot of blood, and she spent the next three days in a coma with a fractured skull, three broken vertebrae, and an array of other injuries, but she somehow managed to hang on.
She was the only one out of the twenty-eight people on board who survived. Vulovic had fallen more than 10 kilometers, and the Guinness World Records eventually recognized her as the person who has survived the longest fall without a parachute. In the late 2000s, two Czech investigators claimed that, based on previously secret records from the Czech Civil Aviation Authority, the official story that the place was blown up by Croatian nationalists was false.
the airliner had been shot down by a Czechoslovakian fighter pilot who mistook
it for enemy aircraft. They claimed that Vulovic only fell about 800 meters.
Even if this was the case, she still survived a fall that was 27 times more
than the average height that kills most victims of falling accidents.
Clancy's comment: Wow. Unbelievable.