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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Summary
Piers Paul Read

Everything you need to understand or teach Alive by Piers Paul Read.

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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Summary

Plot Summary

Alive is the story of an airplane flight that crashed over the Andes mountains. It is also the story of how some of the stranded passengers survived following the crash and their reintegration into the society they left behind. Upon its departure on October 12, 1972, the Fairchild flight carried forty-five people. This number included the Old Christians Rugby team, of which there were fifteen team members, who had charted the plane. Also on board were twenty-five friends and family of the team and the plane's crew of five. All of the Old Christians team players were alumni of Stella Maris College and as such they had long-standing friendships. They were in jovial spirits when they boarded the plane in Montevideo, Uruguay. Air patterns in the Andes mountains can be treacherous. The plane was grounded in the afternoon because of poor weather but resumed its flight the following day under...

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