This is probably the strangest survival story concerning a flight attendant and a airplane crash.
JAT Yugoslav Airlines Flight 367 was a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 aircraft (registration YU-AHT) which exploded shortly after overflying NDB Hermsdorf (located in or around Hinterhermsdorf, in the present-day municipality of Sebnitz), East Germany, while en route from Stockholm to Belgrade on January 26, 1972.
The aircraft, piloted by captain Ludvik Razdrih and first officer Ratko Mihić, broke into three pieces and spun out of control, crashing near the village of Srbská Kamenice in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). Of the 28 on board, 27 were killed upon ground impact and one Yugoslav crew member, Vesna Vulović (1950–2016), survived.
She holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute at 10,160 m (33,330 ft; 6.31 mi).
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Top Copyright Photo: Sister ship of YU-AHT: JAT-Yugoslav Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 YU-AJH (msn 47562) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 921099.
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