It’s a terrifying, life-changing experience that few of us can fully understand: survival of a large plane crash. Only a handful of people have come through major plane crashes alive and alone. Here is a some of the most miraculous plane crash survival stories.
#1. 27 August 2006 – James Polehinke
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Lexington, KY to Atlanta, GA. The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff, about one half mile (800 m) from the end of the departure runway. The event occurred shortly before sunrise, and there was no reported precipitation at the time of the event. The aircraft took off on a shorter runway that is typically used by smaller private aircraft rather than the airport’s main runway. Two of the three crew members and all 47 passengers were killed. The sole survivor was first officer James Polehinke. Source: aviation-safety.net