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team on their way to the first-ever playoff game in their history when their plane crashed in the mountains of coloia 71 people died. but six somehowade it their bodies fou away froe wreckage. heat can we learn fro them? 's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: looking at the images of this plane crash today, the maned seats jus part of the fuselage intact, it's hard toma 71 died but remarkably at least six did survive. >> in this particular instance, with all the wreckage that we've seen in the pictures, i would say if it's not miraculous, it's >> reporter: last night search and rescue teams frantically working to pull them from the the jet they were on was flying to the colombian city of medellin, going down in the mountains aroundhe airport
thechapecoense. the team, headed to a big for tournament for the first time. alan ruhel wit the beard of two plars who survived. xt toim padilla, a goalkeeper, found alive. he was able to call his family, but then died from his injuries. of this 22-year-old player.eath his family releasing video last week when he learned he would soon be a father. fans of the team now stunned by the ss. and tonight new details. colombian authorities say the tail hit the top of the mntain and the rest of the plane slid down the otherside. a team of iestigators looking to the black boxes that they covere to determine wha went wrong. >> the fligh data recorill tell us whatas and what was not operating in the cockpit. what did the pilots have to work >> reporter:he plane was a
get into diffi airports which medellinis. abc's steve ganyard has flown into tha airport before. >> even i the daytime it's a very spoy place. not only do you have rugged terrain but oftentimes weather. it's a very high altitude about >> reporter: theoccer team's journey began monday evening. the team posting this video to their facebook page showing them getting readily for the first leg of tir journey, from brazil to bolivia. the the trip as the club's most important so far. one of the journalists on board uploads this the photo of them oncehe brd that first leg. soccer players fipe macdo filming himself joking with fellow passengers and temates. once in bolia,heecond leg takes off, headed to lombia's medellin international aiort. but at 9:54 p.m. local time as the plane is nearing the end of
it's having electrical problems. radar shows t jet circling near medellin rames. thple 5,0 feet within two minutes. >> t fact that they circle ound the way they did aring an e indicates they might have been completely witut instrumentation and were searching for the runway. >> reporter: at about 15,000 feet the plane disappears from radar. emergency crews descend upon the scene. those p from the wreckage and taken to local hospits. with sunrisees com clearer look at the wreckage and the plane torno pieces. the 71 bodies now recovered. those six survivors beat the od given how many participatings die in crashes like this. when air france flight 447 went down ithe atlantic ocean in june 2009, all 228 aboard were killed. the plane suffering an aerodynamic stall.
804 crashing into the mediterranean se killing 66 passengers. that investigation still ongoing. tonight, investigators trying to determine where in the plane those survirs were sitting. >>here is no safest seat. because every time we have an accident and they're so few and far between, but every time one does occur that's survivable, it's always different. each one is unique. that's the same thing abouthe seats. we just have no way of predicting. is key in surviving a plane crash. in an effort to examine how a tragic incident such as a plane crash unfolds, the discovery channel series "curiosity plane crash" rigged up this 727 jet with cameras, sensors and test dummies before crashing it into the mexican desert. >> the brace position is designed to reduce your chances of being knocked unconscious during a heavy impact. and yust be conscious obviously to evacuate. >> in an accident that is
and obviously in this case it did break apart -- it is extremely important for passengers to do several things. rst of all, they need to know when they get on the plane where the nearest exit is. secondly, they need to listen and follow immediately the orders of the flight attendants who will be yelling at the to do certain things. thirdly, no matter how much you need that laptop, leave it with you. 't try t te it out >> reporter: for plane crash survivors the impact can be devastatin last year blink 2 drummer travis barker opened connelly. >> about the tragic plane crash and his frid adam goldstein survived in 2008. four others died that september night. >> we go to take off and you just hear like really -- sounds like someone' shooting at the plane. then the plane spirals out of control and starts skidding on the runway. entire plane.coming through the then we take off. and i'm scinathis point.
my biggest fear in the world is cong true. >> reporter: the crash lt him e of his bo bark undergoing 27 surgeries. the pain so extreme the famous drummersided suicide at one point. i would call friends and go, i'll deposit $1 million into whoever's bank account, i'm done. >> reporter: according to an ntsb repo, the cause of that plane crash was a combition of severely underinflated tires, a problem inhe decision to abort takeoff too late. lear jet manufactured that safety is its top priority, adding this that their aircraft meet t strinnt qty and safety srs of u.s., canadian, while still infrequent, private plane crashes are far more lyhan those on commercial aircraft. back in brazil tonight, mourning. this photo capturing the reactis of two players who did
told about the crash. and fan gathering at the stadium that is home to the brazilian team to pay tribute to those who died in the crash. somef theiggest teams from real madrid to barcelona held a minute's silence at the top of their prtice sessions today. the colombian soccer team that the brazilian teamas slated to play said today that it wants the brazilians to be crowned the champions ofhe cup. for "nightline" i'm david kerley in washington, d.c. next, the strange new twists in the case of srri papini, the mom who went missing for three weeks. her husband says the abductors cut off herha, beat her,ven branded her. what he's also saying about rumors it could all be a hoax. ? i got a blank space baby ? ? and i'll write your name. >> taylor swift fillin a blank announcing the launch of her own
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pa's husbandth describing a rus of conflicting emotions after the mothe of two was miraculou fnd alive after 2 days in a statement to abc news keith says the officersarned me to brace myself. nothing could have prepared me for wt i wa about to see upon my arral at the spital. her face cered in bruises ranging from yellow to black because of repeated beatings. the bridge of her nose broken. he says his wife weighed just 8 pounds. he say radically during the ordeal. her signature long blond hair had been chopped f. her now emaciated body covered in seve burns. she has been branded. he describes her being thrown from a vehicle with a chain around heraist attached to her wrists and a bag overer head aftereing held for more than three weeks. the brand on papini's body a possible lead. keith said it was already beginninto heal.
is. but itould be a number of different messages. >> you know what the brandings were? >> yes. >> did they say something? >> it is not a symbol, but it was a mee. >> to who? could be a message to others. >> if you go deeper with this, person, i think it's probably twofold. one, it's a control tng and it's also they're further away fher idtity. >> reporter: in his statement keith expressing gratitude t everyone who helped his family through this torturous journey and contempt to those suggesting her disappearance may have been some sort of hoax. >> when you're looking at a profile of someone that would kidnap a female and cut off her hair, what doeshat person look like to you?
physical appearance, but also as part of that psychological warfare, if you will, to humiliate them. >> reporter: earlier today, authorities met with pini for the third time since s'see found, trying to fug you're o who was responsible and why she was suddenly released. >> the only people that know that would be the abductors. >> do you believe you're looking for two hispani women and possibly others? >>well, right nowll with a hand 51. >> reporter: shasta county sheriff's office is focused on locating two women papini sd were d a dark-colored suv. >> this has thelavor of someone who has been taken for a particular purpose. not to ranm away or to maybe sell to somebody else. that what makeshis
heavily battered and it as confirmed kidnapping. t's been s days since papini was found bound on the side of a california hiway. she's described as her famy a super mom. she vanished november 2 aer going out for a run. her husbandeith immediately on edge, arrivingome from work to an empty hoe. heegan a desperate search using the find my iphone app. he locatedsherri's cell phone the side of the road a mile from their he with >> i went to pick it up. at this pot everhing that i was going through my head, i already knew sething was wron so i immediately called 911. >> repter: keith passing a poly. ruling him out as a suspect. just four days after she disappeared, keith shared his shock and confusion over why anyone would tget his wife. >> everybody loved sherri. the's no one that n't li sherri.
>> reporter: also his desperate pleas f sherri's safe return. >> bring her home. just bring her home. >> reporter: then dramatic fashion, at 4:30 in the morning, she appeared. it was dark. just like this. sherri papini told authorities her captors just dropped her off,ight there behind me, 150 miles om her home on thanksgiving day. auorities say she was bound with restraints but was able to flag down a passing driver. her drivers were calling 911. >> i saw a woman come out of nowhere. frantically waving what looked li a shirt up and down. >> reporter: keith telling abc news that shirt wasctually the bag that had been placed over her head. >> i mean, she definitely looked frightened. and like --eah she had like a de-eyed panic kind of look. >> reporter: alison sutton was driving down thisark yolo county road when she says she
of nowhere. it startled me but i figured, you know, if somebody was desperate enough for help, that to traffic that they might get hit, that they really needed help. >> reporter: at the time, sutton didn't know who the woman was. >> i do feel like iot to be a witness to a small miracle. >> reporter: pettini was treated and released from an area hospital where she was reunited with her husband keith. together they made at let hometown with an emotional you for the community's support. >> overjoyed. just that she was able to talk and give thanks. and sherri of course was tearful on the phone. even talking about it now, i'm getting tearful. i mean, there isn't anything better. >> sherri has got a long road ahead of her from a psychological standpoint, as any of us would that would he experienced what it appears she has gone through ithe lt
responsible, this norther california community is ondge should the community be worried? >> the community should be concerned. i alway ask them to exercise caution and quarterness. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm kayna whitworth in reing, california. ? next, taylor swift gets her own 24-hour tv chnel. the thing is she never goes out s. ? ? the itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout. came the rain and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof. luckily the spider recently had geico help him omeo with hs insu water completely destroy hishad swedish foam mattress.
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