I survived an airplane crash

MinuteVideos

👍11772 👁1006395

View Description
Sucked out from the airplane and falling 2,987 meters (9,800ft) from the sky, Juliane Koepcke miraculously survived her freefall from her disintegrating plane crash. Spending 11 days in the Amazon rainforest, at 17 years old, she had to remain mentally strong gathering all of her strength and her will to survive. A true story, Juliane only had 1 shoe and 1 eye to see out of. Being separated from the entire plane wreckage, she knew she had to find her way out if she wanted to survive. The thick Amazon rainforest made it difficult for rescues to find the plane, let alone her! She tried so desperately to find her mother, but in her fragile state, she had to worry about herself first. Not knowing if she would ever be found, she took a chance and followed a river hoping it would be her shot at finding people. Her gamble paid off when she managed to find a resting post where the next day, people found her and quickly transported her to a hospital. Out of 91 passengers, she is the only survivor of the Lansa Flight 508. She not only survived a plane crash but survived it falling nearly 3 1/2 Burj Khalifa's (tallest building in the world) without any life-threatening injuries and survived 11 days on her own in the Amazon rainforest. Showing the will to survive, her story shows us how strong, resilient, and determined someone can be when faced with the most difficult challenges.
View Tags
Airplane, True story, Animation, Airplane crash, Survival, Determination, Death.
View Comments
Quick Fix - Thought Provoking Videos
Quick Fix - Thought Provoking Videos

Ok, not the best thing to watch if you are already scared of flying :) But it definitely gives you a bit of hope in case something like that happens...

2018-11-07
roohi Malviya
roohi Malviya

Glad that she survivedšŸ˜ŒšŸ˜Œand I would freak out if I would be in her place

2018-11-07
Sasha Haltom
Sasha Haltom

That's amazing love it! And your art style!

2018-11-07
Summer Rosebud
Summer Rosebud

My worst nightmare šŸ˜ž I feel so good she survived

2018-11-07
Krishna Rao
Krishna Rao

Watching this just before my flight. EDIT: Thanks folks.The flight was cool, had a safe and happy journey :)

2018-11-07
Yael Lazebnik
Yael Lazebnik

Wow, she was super brave! I can't imagine what she must have gone through. I can't help but wonder if I was in her position, what would I do?

2018-11-07
Nabilla Restuningrum
Nabilla Restuningrum

this makes me sad because two weeks ago an airplane crash happened in my country, it crashed and exploded in the sea with 189 people aboard, all died... Please send your prayersā¤

2018-11-07
Random Person
Random Person

I remember hear of a story like this but only two people survive and a girl who survived but had her entire skin burn

2018-11-07
Keyu Zheng
Keyu Zheng

I feel sorry for this girl.šŸ˜­

2018-11-07
Oli Ubjjued
Oli Ubjjued

This makes me never want to ride on a plane like I cant be forced to get out of my room

2018-11-07
MM PARTY
MM PARTY

This is really sadšŸ˜­šŸ˜­šŸ˜­šŸ˜­

2018-11-07
xGrayWolf GTM
xGrayWolf GTM

Love the art, still love planes too

2018-11-07
Meme and Lo Puns LoveLm
Meme and Lo Puns LoveLm

Ok..maggots..ew. Very..descriptive..lol

2018-11-08
Jack Chew
Jack Chew

Iā€™m going on a plane in a few months... That flight just got canceled

2018-11-07
lunicorn2401
lunicorn2401

Omg šŸ˜Æ i was soo scared šŸ˜± for her šŸ˜¢

2018-11-07
Wahab SD
Wahab SD

It is a Miracle you survived.who agrees?

2018-11-07
Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin

Dogs say woof Cats say meow Retards say first

2018-11-07
Rafa Patawaran
Rafa Patawaran

I'm watching this before my flight...

2018-11-07
bobsicle bob
bobsicle bob

If I found maggots *_inside_* a cut on my skin I would probably pass out

2018-11-07
FireFlower 3D
FireFlower 3D

OMG MY COUNTRY UAE šŸ‡¦šŸ‡Ŗ

2018-11-07
Jul Yen
Jul Yen

I hope you the best in lifešŸ’–

2018-11-07
Farnaz Sayyed
Farnaz Sayyed

I wouldnt survive

2018-11-07
Jo
Jo

K honestly I would just cry soo hard losing my mother I wouldnā€™t even care if I had maggots in my wound. I would just cry until I die and I would be soo sad if my mother was one of the survivors but she died several days later. Imagine the mental and physical torture she went through..

2018-11-08
Clash Royale Mando
Clash Royale Mando

I watched the 3:00 minute ad. Thanks me later.

2018-11-07
my name is not important
my name is not important

606 views, 761 likes and 22 dislikes YouTube is drunk again...

2018-11-07
DJ fox idil
DJ fox idil

Nooo the mom šŸ˜­šŸ˜­šŸ˜­šŸ˜­

2018-11-07
kittncakes
kittncakes

I think losing your mom, the one person you know and actually shared the experience with you, would be the worst thing to come to terms with after surviving.

2018-11-07
?
?

To me, the scariest part were the maggots...

2018-11-08
Kit Kat's Channel 2
Kit Kat's Channel 2

PLANE I BLAME THIS ON YOU ;-;

2018-11-07
Makyim2
Makyim2

Mr stark i don't feel so good

2018-11-07
PastelFrightmare
PastelFrightmare

God I feel so sorry for her mother... She died, not knowing if her daugther lived..

2018-11-07
Panda Lover Idk XD
Panda Lover Idk XD

This is sad

2018-11-07
Boreal Forests
Boreal Forests

My nose started to itch when the Maggot scene came on šŸ›

2018-11-07
Devian Kris
Devian Kris

How did you guys put out this many videos?

2018-11-07
Enlight Gaming
Enlight Gaming

89 Views and 125 likes well thatā€™s just YouTube....

2018-11-07
BlueDoggo
BlueDoggo

Video:My mother survived the crash... Me:phew Iā€™m so gla- Video: but to severe injury she died... Me: oh.....šŸ˜¢šŸ˜¢šŸ˜¢

2018-11-08
Bernardus Freitas
Bernardus Freitas

What was the number of flight?

2018-11-07
XxSarah Xx
XxSarah Xx

Oof I am never going on a plane again šŸ˜šŸ¤­

2018-11-07
zhailu
zhailu

I was eating. *THAT'S NOT OKAY*

2018-11-07
Itheslayer
Itheslayer

Nvm j found her sheā€™s German and the plane crash was in 1972.

2018-11-08
Amira Gaming
Amira Gaming

400 views 300 likes Wow !

2018-11-07
1k subs 1 vid
1k subs 1 vid

But lightning doesn't do anything to planes :/

2018-11-07
Rodigo Duterte
Rodigo Duterte

In the end, no one knew what would happen next in the future until you see it with your own eyes

2018-11-07
Kristina Allaalalaa
Kristina Allaalalaa

Juliane Koepcke ist eine deutsche Biologin. ^^

2018-11-07
wongily wangily
wongily wangily

Came here from A320 autoland tutorial for FlightGear lol

2018-11-07
Elle
Elle

Welp I'm going there and introducing my as the ocean Lady thingggg

2018-11-07
bongo cat
bongo cat

I just came from an air plane yesterday.....

2018-11-07
dark panda
dark panda

*this reminds me of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen*

2018-11-08
KnorGamingNL
KnorGamingNL

i love these stories keep up the amazing work!

2018-11-07
Pheeps
Pheeps

She's so strong ā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤

2018-11-07
SandGirl
SandGirl

Why is everyonee watching this before their flight?

2018-11-08
lian Marie
lian Marie

OMG IS THIS REAL!

2018-11-08
Clare Dockerty
Clare Dockerty

DISCLAIMER THIS IS SCARY

2018-11-07
Miss The End
Miss The End

You are amazing ā¤

2018-11-07
MrSsundee666
MrSsundee666

0 dislikes...nice

2018-11-07
the moonlight
the moonlight

Awww šŸ˜¢šŸ˜­

2018-11-07
This Cat Playz
This Cat Playz

must have been RyanAir EDIT: the following is something i found in wiki about this flight LANSA Flight 508 was a Lockheed L-188A Electra turboprop, registered OB-R-941, operated as a scheduled domestic passenger flight by Lineas AĆ©reas Nacionales Sociedad Anonima (LANSA), that crashed in a thunderstorm en route from Lima to Pucallpa, Peru on December 24, 1971, killing 91 peopleā€“all 6 of its crew and 85 of its 86 passengers.[1] It was the worst lightning strike disaster in history.[2] The sole survivor was 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke, who while strapped to her seat fell 2 miles (3 km) into the Amazon rainforest. She survived the fall and was then able to walk through the jungle for 10 days until being rescued by local lumbermen.[3][4] The Electra was LANSA's last aircraft; the company lost its operating permit a few weeks later.[5] LANSA Flight 508 departed Lima'sĀ Jorge ChĆ”vez International AirportĀ just before noon onĀ Christmas EveĀ on its way toĀ Iquitos, Peru, with a scheduled stop atĀ Pucallpa, Peru. The aircraft was flying at about 21,000Ā ft (6,400 m) aboveĀ Mean Sea LevelĀ when it encountered an area ofĀ thunderstormsĀ and severeĀ turbulence. There is evidence the crew decided to continue the flight despite the hazardous weather ahead, apparently because of pressure to meet the holiday schedule.[6][7] The lone survivor, 17-year-oldĀ German PeruvianĀ teenagerĀ Juliane Koepcke, later described: "The clouds became darker and darker and the flight became more turbulent. Then we were in the midst of pitch-black clouds and a proper storm with thunder and lightning. It was pitch-black all around us and there was constant lightning. Then I saw a glistening light on the right wingā€¦ The motor was hit by lightning." At about 12:36Ā p.m. local time, lightning ignited the fuel tank in the right wing. Although engines are often hit by lightning, the Electra was not designed for operation in heavy turbulence due to its very rigid wings. Koepcke stated the wing "definitely didn't explode." Rather, the plane was simply disintegrated after the wing fell off and Koepcke, still strapped into her seat, fell 2 miles (3Ā km) into theĀ Amazon rainforest. Despite a brokenĀ collar bone, a deep gash to her left leg, an eye injury, andĀ concussion, she was able to trek through the dense Amazon jungle for 10 days and found shelter in a hut. Local lumbermen found her and took her by canoe back to civilization.[8] It was later determined that as many as 14 other passengers also survived the fall from the plane but died awaiting rescue.[7] Peruvian investigators cited "Intentional flight into hazardous weather conditions" as a cause of the crash.[6] Juliane Koepcke was a high school senior studying inĀ Lima, intending to become aĀ zoologistĀ like her father,Ā Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke. Her motherĀ Maria Koepcke, a leading PeruvianĀ ornithologist, was travelling with Juliane from Lima back to their home at Panguana, a nature reserve they had founded nearĀ PucallpaĀ a few years previously, where Hans-Wilhelm was awaiting their return in time for Christmas. Juliane Koepcke was the sole survivor of the accident. She said of the crash: I heard the incredibly loud motor and people screaming and then the plane fell extremely steeply. And then it was calm ā€“ incredibly calm compared with the noise before that. I could only hear the wind in my ears. I was still attached to my seat. My mother and the man sitting by the aisle had both been propelled out of their seats. I was free-falling, that's what I registered for sure. I was in a tailspin. I saw the forest beneath me ā€“ like 'green cauliflower, like broccoli,' is how I described it later on. Then I lost consciousness and regained it way later, the next day. The reason for Koepcke surviving her free-fall is unknown; however some have speculated that the row of seats she was strapped to played a crucial role by rotating like a helicopter, slowing her descent. The row may also have helped by cushioning her fall as it struck the dense forest on her way down. The cushion of her seat may have also played a small role. Over the next 19 hours, Koepcke found herself falling in and out of consciousness. At some point she managed to regain her consciousness, perhaps because of the heavy rainfall. She was wearing only a sleeveless mini-dress, and lacked her spectacles and one of her sandals. Her injuries from the fall included a brokenĀ collar bone, a tornĀ ACL, a strainedĀ vertebraĀ in her neck, a partially fractured shin, several deepĀ lacerationsĀ on her arms and legs, and one eye was swollen shut due to poppedĀ capillariesĀ as a result ofĀ rapid decompressionĀ of the aircraft. Her ensuing struggle to survive in the jungle was as dangerous, if not more so, than the destruction of the aircraft and her free-fall of approximately threeĀ kilometers. It took her half a day to regain her ability to stand without feeling dizzy. After regaining her ability to stand and then her ability to walk, despite her injuries, she spent her first day in the jungle searching for her mother, Maria Koepcke. During her search she found a bag of candy, which was her only food source during her entire ordeal. After searching for her mother for a whole day, she decided to abandon her search and find rescue. Having learned survival skills from her father, she decided to follow a river downstream. She tested the ground in front of her for snakes by throwing her remaining shoe on the ground. Having lost her spectacles in addition to the eye injury, her vision was doubly hindered. Nevertheless, she continued to travel in the water as well as on the river banks, constantly being alert for possible encounters with snakes. She never encountered any. Koepcke reported hearingĀ king vulturesĀ around her, recognizing them from her previous encounters with them while living at her parents' research station only a-year-and-a-half previously. She figured that there must be dead bodies in the area, though it wasn't until the next day that she discovered some. She came across three passengers still strapped to their seats who had landed head-first into the ground. She said of the encounter: I couldn't really see that much, only people's feet pointing up. I poked their feet with a stick. I couldn't touch the dead bodies. I couldn't smell anything and they hadn't been eaten yet or started to decay. I mean, sure, decay must have started, but I couldn't notice it. I could tell it was a woman because she had polished toenails and the others must have been two men, judging by their pants and shoes. I moved on after a while, but in the first moment after finding them, it was like I was paralyzed. After several days of following the river, several of her wounds became infected, one of the larger ones becoming infested withĀ maggots. Having seen her dog become infested with maggots once before, she attempted to remove the maggots by squeezing her wound, as well as removing them with a stick. Both attempts failed. On the tenth day of her ordeal she finally came across a boat, which at first she thought was aĀ mirage. She managed to crawl up a path next to the boat, and she came across a small hut that was being used by lumbermen. Although the hut was empty at the time, she found an outboard motor and someĀ diesel fuelĀ in a barrel. She used a tube she found to suck out some of the fuel from the barrel and she attempted to remove the maggots by applying the diesel fuel on her wound, a method she learned from her father when attempting to remove the maggots from the family dog. She reported the maggots initially tried to burrow deeper into her arm, but eventually came to the surface, and she was able to successfully pick them out. She initially attempted to sleep in the hut, but after finding the ground was too hard, she decided to go back down to the riverside and lie in the sand. The next day, she woke up to find several poisonousĀ dart frogs, which she did not know were poisonous at the time, and she attempted to catch them. She failed to catch any and gave up. Reviewing her other options, she considered whether or not to take the boat, but ultimately decided not to as she believed doing so would be theft. She decided to spend the night in the hut. After she had been in the hut for some time, she heard voices nearby. As the voices grew nearer she saw three lumbermen come out of the forest. At first the lumbermen were startled, thinking she was a water spirit. However she described her ordeal to them and, having already heard about a plane crash in the area, the lumbermen believed her and fed her and cared for her wounds. After caring for her for a short time, the lumbermen took her on a seven-hour boat ride to a lumber village. Once she arrived at the village, a localĀ pilotĀ volunteered to fly her to a nearbyĀ hospitalĀ inĀ PucallpaĀ run byĀ missionaries. The flight took about fifteen minutes and a day after arriving at the hospital, Koepcke saw her father again. After her reunion with her father, Koepcke helped search parties to locate the crash site and the bodies of the victims. On January 12, the search parties discovered Maria Koepcke's body. Apparently her mother had survived the fall as well and lived for several days; however she was prevented from moving as a result of her severe injuries.[9] The movie "Miracles Still Happen" (1974)Ā [10]Ā is based on the story. Koepcke's story was also told in 2000 in theĀ documentary filmĀ Wings of HopeĀ by directorĀ Werner Herzog;[11]Ā he had narrowly missed Flight 508 himself. Koepcke's memoirĀ Als ich vom Himmel fielĀ was published by the German publisher Piper Malik on March 10, 2011.[12]Ā (The English editionĀ When I Fell From the Sky, was published by Titletown Publishing in November 2011.)

2018-11-07
Slashy YT
Slashy YT

I'm scared of flying. What am I doing to myself

2018-11-08
Galxy not Colf
Galxy not Colf

GUYS! PLANE CRASHES ARE A 10% CAHNCE! AND SERVIVEL (mostly at the back) ARE 67% SO DONT WORRY!

2018-11-08
Gaming Boi
Gaming Boi

Dude,first,planes are immume to lighting and the overhead lockers are completely locked

2018-11-07
twilightsagasuperfan
twilightsagasuperfan

WoW. I don't know what to say. This is just...wow šŸ˜¢šŸ˜“

2018-11-07
Aliyah Hassan
Aliyah Hassan

She is amazing she should be on ā€œI shouldnā€™t be aliveā€

2018-11-08
Itheslayer
Itheslayer

I looked this up and didnā€™t find anything YET about the miracle girl of Peru.

2018-11-08
Little Christina
Little Christina

Good story! Luv your videos and your art talent

2018-11-07
Kaylied D
Kaylied D

Even though I never met her I know she is a great mother to you and a great woman

2018-11-08
Danny Zwalve
Danny Zwalve

Wish i could survive that long without any water!

2018-11-07
MARIANA IS WERIZY
MARIANA IS WERIZY

*I flew and fall from the sky in dreams once but didn't die... What I did was put one hand over my stomach and another one my head! But in real life I would be screaming the whole way down...*

2018-11-08
hermionegrangerfan7934
hermionegrangerfan7934

I have heard of this one before. I heard it from GMM. But I still love it. Got more in depth. I love your art.

2018-11-07
Moe Kilese
Moe Kilese

That's what I call determination. Going in to trouble and try to get out of it by getting up from falling to making risky decision and then later share it to the world.

2018-11-08
Gfath 307
Gfath 307

PRAY FOR JT610 PLANE CRASH šŸ™šŸ»

2018-11-08
UCan'tPhaseMe
UCan'tPhaseMe

Im about to go on a flight. Thanks.

2018-11-07
kitty star !
kitty star !

O-O i think if i were here i would just killed myself

2018-11-08
Taj B
Taj B

Good for you! You lived :D Edit: I mean sad, that the plane crashed, but you lived, so yay?

2018-11-08
Happy Snappy
Happy Snappy

Awesome itā€™s just awesome itā€™s so you know I canā€™t explain itā€™s so beautiful

2018-11-07
jeon caprice
jeon caprice

I wasn't creeped out, but i was so disgusted

2018-11-08
kiki vien
kiki vien

Devil:YOU SHALL FALL God:NO SHE SHALL SURVIVE *GAVES HER 99%PERCENT OF SURVIVAL* ME:SHES ALIVE

2018-11-08
Ruchi Priyamvada
Ruchi Priyamvada

You are a very brave girl!!

2018-11-08
Mr funny jeudy
Mr funny jeudy

I wouldn't survive one day without my mom

2018-11-08
night fury animations duechle
night fury animations duechle

Wait wait wait how did you get home!???? Safely

2018-11-07
Caityotic
Caityotic

I had a nightmare about a planecrash the same day this was uploaded.

2018-11-08
Sophia McCain
Sophia McCain

Omg. That must be horrifying!

2018-11-07
Snow Drop
Snow Drop

I would've said I love you mom

2018-11-08
SaltnvinagerPringlezz
SaltnvinagerPringlezz

Omg if I was u I would not be able to cope!

2018-11-07
Ava _Gamings
Ava _Gamings

Now i know my flying days are over. But overall my fear. Glad you survived.

2018-11-08
Kaylied D
Kaylied D

Your mother was a great women

2018-11-08
MoNa LiSa
MoNa LiSa

is she on the news

2018-11-07
Kermit the Frog
Kermit the Frog

I hope this is not realšŸ˜„

2018-11-08
Justin.Y Justin.Y
Justin.Y Justin.Y

*Storybooth has left the chat*

2018-11-08
Typical Prince-x
Typical Prince-x

Final destination anyone?

2018-11-07
Nicester Ricester
Nicester Ricester

Deserves more likes for so much effort

2018-11-07
Carla Tibbs
Carla Tibbs

Hi

2018-11-07
Its_ Danaplayz
Its_ Danaplayz

*youre a luck one ;-;*

2018-11-08
ėƼģµøMint Chocolate
ėƼģµøMint Chocolate

That sounds terrifying

2018-11-08
Corina
Corina

Sheā€™s so strong and brave

2018-11-07
RidhagamerTV
RidhagamerTV

Late squad where u at?

2018-11-07
HeyItsMeYT Here
HeyItsMeYT Here

Dang...Sheā€™s lucky

2018-11-08
RussianApex
RussianApex

Jeez I am speechless.

2018-11-08
lionboi kb
lionboi kb

Just believe in God and you will always be safe

2018-11-08
Jessica Hernandez
Jessica Hernandez

Love you guys šŸ’ŽšŸ’ŽšŸ’Ž

2018-11-07
L4ca Xd
L4ca Xd

That's so horrible...

2018-11-07