10 Sole Survivors of Catastrophic Plane Crashes
Since 1970, only a handful of incredibly lucky people have walked away as the sole survivors of commercial airline crashes. Often described by the media as miracles in the flesh, these individuals lived through astonishing circumstances to cheat death – but the aftermath, the trauma and the long road to recovery are far from glamorous.
Overwhelming grief, survivor’s guilt, post-traumatic stress and excessive media attention are just a few of the challenges these sole survivors have had to overcome, on top of the tragedy that will mark their lives forever. These 10 accounts are stories of extraordinary hope and determination, as the shell-shocked survivors have tried, little by little, to rebuild and move on with their lives.