by Lidija Drakulic

In 1973, 90 passengers were aboard the LANSA flight number 508. Lightning struck the plane over the Peruvian forest and it crashed. Juliane was blown out of the plane before it fell, 2 miles down the wreckage in a dense part of the forest. She came out of the crash with blindness in one eye, a broken collarbone, cuts and bruises. She walked through the jungle following the water downstream. She found a cabin and decided to wait for the owner to come back. She was then rescued. She continued her studies to become a zoologist.