When I Fell From the Sky

by Koepcke, Juliane.

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Summary
She was 17-years-old on a Christmas Eve flight 40 years ago to join her father for Christmas when the unimaginable happened. The Lockheed L-188A Electra, on the way from Lima to Pucallpa, flew directly into a thunderstorm. A strike of lightning left the plane incinerated and Juliane Diller (Koepcke) still strapped to her plane seat falling through the night air two miles above the Earth.Her survival is unexplainable and considered a modern day miracle. Her mother was among the 91 dead and Juliane the sole survivor. For eleven days she crawls and walks alone through the jungle, fighting for her survival again with hunger and despair her only companions as maggots eat their way into her wounds. Juliane ultimately survives and goes on to live an inspiring life as a scientist continually drawn back to the terrain that threatened to take her. On the 40th anniversary she shares not only the private moments of her survival and rescue but her life in the wake an
Contents
Christmas Eve, 1971
My new life
A childhood among animals
What I learned about life from my father
My life in two worlds
How I became a jungle girl
The crash
Alone in the jungle
Pucallpa today
The large river
The return
One survived!
Greetings from this world and the next
Terrible certainty, agonizing uncertainty
Nothing is the same as it was
Homecoming to a foreign country
Miracles still happen
A reunion and a return
The secret soul of the forest
Keeping an eye fixed on the future.

Additional Information
Subjects Koepcke, Juliane
Aircraft accidents Peru Personal narratives
Airplane crash survival Peru Personal narratives
Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Titletown Publishing, LLC2011
2011
Other Titles Als ich vom Himmel fiel.
Contributors Rygiert, Beate.
Benjamin, Ross.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Trade
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9780982720660
0982720661
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