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'I had to eat piece of my friend to survive': Torment of 1972 Andes plane crash survivor still haunted by his ordeal 40 years later

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Forty year on from the plane crash that changed his life forever, Dr Roberto Canessa still vividly remembers having to eat the flesh of friends to survive.

He was one of 16 men who escaped death when their chartered aircraft smashed into the bleak Andes mountains between Chile and Argentina on October 13, 1972.

They were rescued 72 days later after Dr Canessa, then a 19-year-old medical student, and another survivor trekked for 10 days to get help.

Saved: Survivors of the crash wave to rescue helicopters after their 72-day ordeal in the Andes

Survivors: Passengers shelter near the tail of the Uruguayan plane which hit a mountain shrouded i

Added: Oct-13-2012 Occurred On: Oct-13-2012
By: Zipper10
Tags: Dr. Roberto Canessa, crash, Andes, ate, flesh, from, deceased, passenger
Location: Argentina (load item map)
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