Sunday, July 26, 2015

Colombian Plane Crash

"Mother, baby rescued 4 days after Colombia plane crash" by Libardo Cardona Associated Press  June 26, 2015

BOGOTA— A woman who survived a plane crash with her months-old baby, drinking water to stay alive, was finally rescued after four days lost in the jungle, Colombia’s air force and rescuers said Thursday.

Maria Nelly Murillo and her child were aboard a twin-engine Cessna that crashed Saturday in a remote area of western Colombia shortly after taking flight from the city of Quibdo, the air force said.

The pilot was killed, but rescuers said a heavy load of fresh fish in the cabin absorbed much of the crash impact. Apparently disoriented, Murillo wandered in the jungle carrying her child, surviving on coconut water and trying unsuccessfully to trap rodents for food, said Acisclo Renteria, the Red Cross volunteer who eventually found her.

The air force said it sent out a helicopter with a loudspeaker urging the woman to return to the crash site, and Renteria said a team of about 40 people began to search for her....


Then it dropped from the Globe's radar.

Related(?)Girl who survived plane crash found by motorist

Never saw it in print. Another hoax?