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Unlikely stories of survival, courage and upheaval in the aftermath of airline disasters.

MH370, Mt Erebus, the Miracle on the Hudson, Lockerbie, September 11 – some air accidents, hijackings, mysteries and near misses are so famous we know them just by their flight codes, geographic locations, dates or nicknames. They capture our imaginations because deep-down we all know it could happen to anyone – even if it most likely won’t. From the fantastical to the factual, miraculous stories of survival to devastating tragedies, here are some stories from the not-so-friendly skies.

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