Monday, July 20, 2015

CNN: "An Aviator's Survivor Story": a teenager walks out of a plane crash in the Cascades


Monday, July 20, 2015. CNN offered a 30-minute special report, “An Aviator’s Survivor Story”, about the journey of Autumn Veatch from a private plane crash in the North Cascades in Washington State. The story is here.
  
She was unable to save grandparents from a burning plane. She followed a stream, in surprising cold given the altitude (5000 feet or so) that eventually led to a highway where she was found near a small store.

  
She had many relatively minor burns and cuts and dehydration.
  
Wikipedia attribution link for photo by Walter Siegmund of Mt. Degenhardt in North Cascades, under creative commons share alike 3.0 license. My most recent visit close to the area was in July 1990. 

 

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