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I Survived an Airplane Crash


  • Published on: 2018-11-07
  • battering our plane over and over. I grabbed my mother's hands as we locked eyes without a single word or sound from either of our mouths. Amongst all the screaming crying and yelling from passengers, all I was able to do was stare at her scared and frightened face. We were going to crash. In a nose dive hurling straight down towards the earth, Our entire row was sucked out of the plane with me still strapped to my seat and my mother's sucked out of hers As the screams of the people and the roar of the jet engine began to fade away, And then Nothing. I heard no one. But as my body caught up to my mind, I felt a horrible pain in my arms legs and chest. I managed to only have deep but not life-threatening cuts on my arms and legs To this day, there's no answer as to how I survived. objects or snakes. I quickly went over relieved that I wasn't alone but as I got closer I noticed their feet were pointing towards the sky I was paralyzed Frozen I stared at their bodies and noticed one was a woman and thought it was my mother But as I looked closer, I noticed she had painted toenails My mother never painted her toenails. I was so happy but also ashamed at my reaction. It was the first time I'd seen a dead body. For the next 4 days, from the hundreds of bugs biting me through the nights. teasing me knowing they couldn't see me through the thick jungle forest giving me false hope for any rescue. I felt so lonely, so afraid. this mental and physical suffering. After ten days, still no one or nothing. It was a real boat! Maybe I didn't have food, but at least I had some shelter. I had an idea of what it was, but I didn't want to believe it I remembered our dog once had a similar infection and my father treated him using kerosene. Still afraid to lose my arm despite not knowing if I would lose my life, I sucked some gasoline out and put no more than one euro sized coin in my wound. I bit hard into my shirt as the pain intensified. But there were still a few alive. At least the infection had been partially sterilized. The next morning, I woke up to people's voices. It was like hearing the voices of angels. A figure from a local legend that resembled a hybrid water dolphin and a blonde white skinned woman. I introduced myself in Spanish and told them my story. The plane, the stream, how I ended up here. They had heard about the plane crash and ended up providing me with food and treating my wounds. The next day, they took me into town and I was immediately airlifted to a nearby hospital. where my father was anxiously waiting for me. We didn't say a single word to each other. We just hugged and held one another not letting go. The doctors diagnosed me with a torn ACL, a strained vertebra in the neck, a partially fractured shin, several deep lacerations on my arms and legs, and a swollen eye shut due to popped capillaries as a result of the free fall from the aircraft. In total, I spent 11 days in the Amazon jungle. It was later confirmed that my mother also survived the initial plane crash but due to her severe injuries, she couldn't move. but would all die waiting to be rescued.
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