Miracle As Mum And Baby Survive Plane Crash



A mother and her baby have been found alive in the Colombian jungle four days after their plane crashed – in what officials are calling a “miracle”.

Nelly Murillo, 18, and her infant son Yudier Moreno were discovered on Wednesday near the site where the Cessna 303 came down on Saturday.

The pair were taken by helicopter to a hospital in the northwest of the country, but Ms Murillo has only minor injuries and burns while the boy was apparently unhurt.

“It’s a miracle. It is a very wild area and it was a catastrophic accident,” said Colonel Hector Carrascal, a commander of the Colombian Air Force.

He added: “His mother’s spirit must have given him strength to survive.”

The pilot, Captain Carlos Mario Ceballos, died in the crash and rescuers found his body in the small aircraft.

They discovered the plane’s doors open and suspected that survivors may have clambered out.

A team of 14 spent several days scouring dense bushland before finding the pair.

The plane was travelling between Nuqui and Quibdo in northwest Colombia when it came down. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.


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