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#301728 - 06/01/23 12:44 PM Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?)
dougwalkabout Offline
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This has been going on for weeks, apparently without a resolution (that I can find).

Four children survived a plane crash in the Columbian jungle. All the adults were were killed. Searchers found evidence that they moved into the jungle, away from the crash site. They found personal items, half eaten fruit, and crude shelters. They are indigenous, so have grown up with some knowledge of the jungle environment.

But searchers on the ground and in the air cannot locate them. It's dense, difficult terrain. Even communications are dodgy.

Links to news stories (there's some repetition, but it gives the timeline of unfolding events):
https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/colombian-c...crash-1.6403970

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colombia-pr...en-found-alive/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-65630020

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...e-b2341650.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-65699761

Story from yesterday (31 May 23):
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-05-30/still-hope-for-finding-missing-children-in-amazon/102409002

A little background on aviation in that area:
https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/30/americas/...atam/index.html


Edited by dougwalkabout (06/01/23 12:49 PM)

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#301729 - 06/01/23 08:58 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
Phaedrus Offline
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Wow! I hope we get some resolution here! Kids can be amazingly resourceful and resilient, hopefully they're found alive and well.
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#301730 - 06/01/23 10:35 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
Ren Offline
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Wow indeed.

Reminds me of LANSA Flight 508, got hit by lightening at 21,000 feet and broke the plane apart. Killed everyone, but a 17 year old girl.


Edited by Ren (06/01/23 10:38 PM)

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#301731 - 06/02/23 12:25 AM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: Ren]
Eugene Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ren
Wow indeed.

Reminds me of LANSA Flight 508, got hit by lightening at 21,000 feet and broke the plane apart. Killed everyone, but a 17 year old girl.


Removed.



Edited by chaosmagnet (06/03/23 12:34 AM)

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#301733 - 06/03/23 12:18 AM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: Eugene]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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We should not make a joke about a fatal plane crash.

Jeanette Isabelle

Agreed. — chaosmagnet


Edited by chaosmagnet (06/03/23 12:35 AM)
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#301738 - 06/03/23 06:54 AM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
dougwalkabout Offline
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According to reports, if these children were dead, the dogs would have found them.

It seems they're moving around, in nearly impenetrable terrain, which is the toughest thing for rescuers.

It's also worth noting that there are many hostile actors in this Columbian jungle -- smugglers, rebels -- and based on their understanding, the children may be actively hiding from their rescuers.

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#301755 - 06/06/23 11:07 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Eugene Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
We should not make a joke about a fatal plane crash.

Jeanette Isabelle

Agreed. — chaosmagnet

Sorry, when your life is a dumpster fire your sense of humor gets dark.

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#301757 - 06/06/23 11:17 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: Eugene]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Eugene
Sorry, when your life is a dumpster fire your sense of humor gets dark.

Can you share what's been going on that has made you feel like your life is a mess?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#301758 - 06/06/23 11:24 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: Eugene]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Originally Posted By: Eugene
Sorry, when your life is a dumpster fire your sense of humor gets dark.



Apology accepted. And for what it’s worth, I think I understand. — chaosmagnet

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#301762 - 06/07/23 06:00 AM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Hey, Eugene, we all have our moments. "Not my finest hour" etc. I've had a few. So it goes.

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