Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, also known as the Andes flight disaster, was a tragic event that occurred on October 13, 1972. The flight was carrying 45 passengers and crew members, including members of an Uruguayan rugby team and their families, when it crashed into the Andes mountain range on its way to Santiago, Chile.
The crash killed 12 passengers and crew members instantly, and several others died from their injuries in the days following the crash. The remaining survivors were left stranded in the harsh mountain conditions, with little food or water and no way to call for help.
As the days passed, the survivors realized they would need to take drastic measures to stay alive. They scavenged what little food they could find from the wreckage and eventually resorted to eating the flesh of their deceased companions.
Despite the extreme conditions and the overwhelming odds against them, the survivors refused to give up hope. They worked together to create a makeshift shelter and improvised tools, such as a makeshift radio from parts salvaged from the wreckage.
After 72 days of being stranded in the mountains, two survivors finally made their way to civilization and called for help. A rescue mission was mounted, and the remaining survivors were eventually rescued and taken to safety.
The story of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 has been the subject of numerous books, documentaries, and movies, including the 1993 film "Alive," based on the book of the same name by survivor Piers Paul Read. The story has become a symbol of human perseverance and survival in the face of unimaginable adversity.
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