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Andes tragedy objects found 32 years later

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posted on Feb, 20 2005 @ 01:16 PM
An American tourist found while climbing an Argentine mountain personal objects belonging to one of the Uruguayan survivors of the air tragedy which occurred 32 years ago in the Andes.

Among the objects are a leather wallet with 12 US dollars and a Uruguayan 1,000 pesos bill, a passport, driving licence, sun glasses and the luggage claim ticket for when the aircraft arrived in Santiago de Chile, all belonging to Eduardo Jose Strauch Urioste.

The Fokker aircraft was carrying a Uruguayan rugby team and some relatives plus other passengers, totalling 45, to Santiago, of which 29 died. Two of the survivors who decided after weeks in the snow covered mountains to look for rescue where finally found by a mountain muleteer on the Chilean side on the Andes range, two months after the tragedy.

The stranded players survived feeding on the dead kept frozen by the below zero temperatures.

if you have seen the movie alive, you can have a pretty good idea what the surviovrs of the crash were going through.
interesting how the mountains keep returning things that have been lost there for years.

[edit on 20-2-2005 by Souljah]

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