The flight was carrying 45 passengers and crew, including 19 members of the Old Christians Club rugby union team, along with their families, supporters, and friends. The wreck was located at an elevation of 3,570 metres (11,710 ft) in the remote Andes of far western Argentina, just east of the border with Chile. Three crew members and eight passengers died immediately; several more died soon afterward due to the frigid temperatures and the severity of their injuries.
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On 21 December 1972 one of the most dramatic survival stories in recent times reached its conclusion when the ragged survivors of the Andes flight disaster were rescued more than two months after their plane crashed in the mountains of South America. The flight, which carried a well-known rugby union team, landed at an altitude of over 3,600 meters, but miraculously sixteen hardy men survived to tell the tale in what is known locally in the Miracle of the Andes.
Members of a Uruguayan rugby team survived the air crash in the Andes in 1972 by eating the frozen remains of those who had died
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Uruguayan Air Force flight 571, also called Miracle of the Andes or Spanish El Milagro de los Andes, flight of an airplane charted by a Uruguayan amateur rugby team that crashed in the Andes Mountains in Argentina on October 13, 1972, the wreckage of which was not located for more than two months.
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, also known as the Andes flight disaster and, in South America, as the Miracle of the Andes ( El Milagro de los Andes) was a chartered flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby union team, their friends, family and associates, that crashed in the Andes on 13 October 1972. More than a quarter of the passengers died in the crash and several others quickly succumbed to cold and injury.
Brief summary. On October 13th, 1972, a Uruguayan airplane carrying 45 passengers crashed into the middle of the Andes. Extensive search and rescue operations were launched and supported by authorities in Uruguay, Chile and Argentina, but after ten days with no results the passengers were presumed dead and the search was called off. Then, 70 days after the crash, two bearded and emaciated boys appeared in Chile, coming on foot out of the Andes and declaring themselves to be passengers of the ...