This is the amazing story of survival involving a German-Peruvian woman named Juliane Koepcke.
She was only 17-years-old back in 1971 when the plane she and her mother were on suddenly burst into flames after an unfortunate lightning strike.
The plane was hovering over the Amazon Rainforest when it crashed.
Juliane however, was lucky to have survived the 2-mile fall.
Born in Peru to German parents, Juliane’s father was a zoologist, and her mother Maria was an ornithologist.
The family spent their lives researching the Amazon – and that proved to be Juliane’s advantage.
Juliane’s survival skills ranging from DIY medical skills to coping with life in the wilderness were the keys to her very own miracle.
Juliane and her mother were on a plane heading back to Germany on Christmas Eve – right after she had graduated from Peruvian High school.
Juliane explained that the plane she was on was flying through a storm, but ultimately, lightning strikes were what caused the plane to burst into flames – quickly.
The plane took a deep nosedive downwards – and Juliane got separated from her mother in the process.
She only last remembered seeing the canopy of the Amazon, before losing consciousness upon impact.
Juliane had sustained a couple of injuries after the crash – a broken collarbone and multiple deep cuts.
She spent a total of 10 days in the Amazon jungle, all by herself.
She only ate a bag of candy from the plane crash site and some fruits.
She also came across multiple bodies, as well as noticing that multiple scavengers were gathering around the area – this meant that no one else survived besides her.
Juliane had no professional help, so she resulted to pulling maggots out of her own wounds.
One day, she came across a group of lumber workers, who only spoke Spanish.
Juliane was fluent in Spanish too, and was able to explain that she was a victim of a horrific plane crash.
She quickly received medical care as well as some food from them. The next day, Juliane was reunited with her father.
Today, Juliane works as a biologist back in Germany, picking up where her late mother had left off.
Her Amazon survival is still, one of the most miraculous survival stories to date.
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