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INDEPENDENT LENS | STRANDED: The Andes Plane Crash Survivors | PBS

Duration: 04:48

How far would you go to stay alive? The survivors of the well-known 1972 Andes plane crash recall what it took to live in the mountains for over 60 days with no food, water, or supplies. What they reveal is a story about one of humanity's greatest taboos and one that asks the question, what would you do?

In this clip, buried beneath an avalanche as they slept, survivors recall the sensation of dying, and a miraculous rescue.

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Post Date: May 14, 2009