By Ann Weil
To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES simply. A compilation of actual tales of a number of air mess ups.
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Then it exploded. The second plane slammed into the south tower about 15 minutes later. Both planes were full of jet fuel. The fuel started huge fires. The towers started to crumble. Many people escaped. They got out just in time. , the south tower collapsed. Then the north tower collapsed a little more than 20 minutes later. Almost 3,000 people died at the World Trade Center that morning. Hundreds of the victims were firefighters and police. They had arrived at the scene to help. They were trying to save people when the towers collapsed.
The military plane was equipped with the latest instruments. The pilot decided to fly through one of the passes. They lifted off at about 3:30. The players were in a good mood. They were tossing a ball around the cabin. Shortly after takeoff, the plane hit some turbulence. 34 The plane began to shake. It was a very rough flight. Many of the passengers were scared. But much worse was yet to come. Flying Blind At first there was a good tail wind. This meant the wind was blowing in the same direction the plane was traveling.
They ran out of food. Cannibalism was their only hope of survival. They were all very religious. This made their only option even more difficult. But they couldn’t survive without food. Their will to survive was very strong. They made their decision to stay alive. 40 Rescue Weeks passed. Nando decided he would walk off the mountain. He would go for help, himself. Roberto Canessa went with him. The two young men walked for 10 days. Eventually, they came to a village. The next day, a helicopter took Nando back to the plane.