Miraculous Survival: Horror Plane Crash Survivors Forced to Cannibalize to Stay Alive for 72 Days

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Survivors of a harrowing plane crash in the Andes mountains were forced to resort to cannibalism to survive for 72 days before being rescued in October 1972. Uruguayan Flight 571, traveling from Carrasco International Airport in Uruguay to Pudahuel Airport in Chile, crashed into the Andes in Argentina, resulting in the deaths of 12 passengers initially and others succumbing to the cold temperatures later. The crash’s ultimate cause was attributed to poor …

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