Four children have miraculously survived after 40 days of a plane crash in the heart of Colombia’s dangerous Amazon jungle!
The four siblings, on board the ill faith plane – a Cessna 206, aged 13, 9, and 4, as well as a now 12-month-old baby, were found alive by a search team after 40 days bringing an end to an extensive rescue operation.
As reported, the plane crash on May 1 killed the children’s mother and others, but the children survived and managed to leave the crash site.
A plane carrying seven people had been missing, on a route between Araracuara, in Amazonas province, and San Jose del Guaviare, a city in Guaviare province. It issued a Mayday alert due to engine failure in the early hours of May 1.
Four young survivors of a plane crash in the Amazon were rescued after an intense 40-day search of the jungle, according to Colombian officials.
Columbia’s President Gustavo Petro expressed immense joy over the successful rescue of the minors, declaring it a source of national happiness, as he was personally overseeing the search operation.
Petro called them an “example of survival” and predicted their saga “will remain in history.”
The military tweeted pictures showing a group of soldiers and volunteers posing with the children, who were wrapped in thermal blankets. One of the soldiers held a bottle to the smallest child’s lips.
As reported, the children were traveling with their mother from the Amazonian village of Araracuara to San Jose del Guaviare when the plane crashed.
They reportedly are members of the Huitoto people, and officials said the oldest children in the group had some knowledge of how to survive in the rainforest.