'The Only One That Made it Out': Autumn Veatch Tells Plane Crash Survival Story

With her step-grandparents dead or dying in the burning wreckage of their small plane, 16-year-old Autumn Veatch needed to somehow find her way off the remote, thickly forested Washington state mountainside where they crashed on Saturday afternoon. As authorities continued searching for the plane’s wreckage on Tuesday, aided by clues Veatch provided, they also marvelled at the wherewithal of a teenager who managed to survive — and to later joke from her hospital bed about how it was a good thing her dad made her watch the television show Survivor.



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