publication date: Monday, June 29, 2020 (part of Summer 2020)

category: Accidents

clue: This teenager did what no one else on her Peruvian flight could.

explanation: In 1971, Koepcke was the sole survivor of the mid-air disintegration of LANSA Flight 508, walking on foot through the jungle for eleven days before being found. She has since revisited the wreckage a number of times for books and films. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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