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Peru Crash Survivors Found In Jungle  
User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 3040 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

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Rescuers have found several survivors, a day after a plane with up to 20 people on board crashed in Peru's eastern Amazon jungle, reports say. The twin-engine air force plane disappeared from radar screens shortly after taking off from the town of Orellana in the region of Loreto.

Officials said rescue helicopters spotted a fire started by the survivors in a clearing. [..] The Twin Otter air force plane was reported missing on Thursday evening after taking off from Orellana some 580km (360 miles) north-east of the capital, Lima.

[...]low clouds and heavy rain were hindering rescue efforts, but on Friday helicopter teams managed to reach eight survivors, guided to their location by a fire. [...].


That must be one hellish experience for the survivors! I hope that the others are OK...

I scratch my head, therefore I am.
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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Good to hear that.
Better news finally.

Think of the brighter side!
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