How Four Children Survived an Amazon Plane Crash and 40 Days Alone In the Jungle

From a Washington Post story by Diana Durán, Ana Herrero, and Terrence McCoy headlined “How four children survived Amazon plane crash, 40 days alone in the jungle”:

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The first sign of distress came 35 minutes into the flight.

“Mayday, mayday, mayday!” pilot Hernán Murcia radioed Colombia’s air traffic control system. “My motor’s failing. I’m going to look for a place to land.”

The single-propeller six-seater stuttered over a vast, largely unexplored stretch of the Amazon. Inside was Magdalena Mucutuy Valencia, 34, and her four young children. Fleeing the violent criminal group that had seized control of their Indigenous community, Mucutuy and the children — Lesly, 13, Soleiny, 9, Tien, 5, and Cristin, 11 months — were preparing for a new life with her husband in Bogotá.