These are Survival Stories That You Can’t Imagine Happening…Yet They’re Real

You just can’t make up these kinds of stories. These survival stories are so captivating that many have been made into movies and tons can be read in books. The Revenant and 127 Hours are just a few cinematic accounts of real stories that happened to real people.

Yet many stories, no less fascinating, have not been made into famous publications, leaving them widely unheard of. We want to do a little bit of storytelling. Real storytelling, that is. These are the most incredible survival stories know to humans. Some famous, some less known. All mesmerizing.

US Airways Flight 1549 – The Story of Sully

If you saw the movie Sully , then you’re familiar with the story of Flight 1549. On January 15, 2009, the plane took off from LaGuardia airport in New York and headed towards Charlotte, North Carolina. But after a few minutes, the plane struck a flock of geese, and it caused both engines to fail.


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The pilot, “Sully” Sullenberger, had to act fast. He alerted air traffic control that he was going to land the plane on the Hudson River. And amazingly, he did just that and saved the lives of the entire crew and all 150 passengers on the plane.

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