Sunday 19 November 2017

Survivors mark 1972 cannibal plane crash

A URUGUAYAN rugby team has played a match that was postponed for four decades after their plane crashed in the Andes, stranding some members for more than two months and forcing them to eat human flesh to stay alive.

The Old Christians Club squared off in Santiago against Chile's Old Grangonian Club to mark the 40th anniversary of the crash in October 1972.

Of the 45 passengers aboard, 16 survived by feeding on dead family members and friends preserved in the snow.

Irish Independent

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