When I Fell From the Sky

When I Fell From the Sky

The True Story of One Woman's Miraculous Survival

Book - 2011
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She was 17-years-old on a Christmas Eve flight 40 years ago to join her father for Christmas when the unimaginable happened. The Lockheed L-188A Electra, on the way from Lima to Pucallpa, flew directly into a thunderstorm. A strike of lightning left the plane incinerated and Juliane Diller (Koepcke) still strapped to her plane seat falling through the night air two miles above the Earth. Her survival is unexplainable and considered a modern day miracle. Her mother was among the 91 dead and Juliane the sole survivor. For 11 days she crawled and walked alone through the jungle, fighting for her survival again with hunger and despair her only companions as maggots ate their way into her wounds. Juliane ultimately survives and goes on to live an inspiring life as a scientist continually drawn back to the terrain that threatened to take her. On the 40th anniversary, she shares not only the private moments of her survival and rescue but her life in the wake of the dramatic true story.

Publisher: Green Bay, Wis. : TitleTown Publishing, c2011
Edition: 1st English ed
ISBN: 9780983754701
Branch Call Number: 921 K783
Characteristics: xii, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rygiert, Beate
Benjamin, Ross


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Mar 26, 2015

The story itself was very intriguing and inspiring. However the way its written is very frustrating to follow. It jumps all over the place. I stopped reading half way, couldn't keep me interested.

d2013 Mar 06, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Actually one of my favorites. Loved it so much that I bought it for my personal library collection.

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