Four children found alive in Amazon jungle 16 days after plane crash

Four children found alive in Amazon jungle 16 days after plane crash | Secret Flying

Colombian children found alive in jungle weeks after plane crash.

 

Officials in Colombia say four children missing since their plane crashed in the jungle have been found alive and well more than two weeks later.

 

The miraculous news was shared by President Gustavo Petro following an intense search carried out by the country’s military, firefighters and civil aviation authority officials.

 

“After arduous searching by our military, we have found alive the four children who went missing after a plane crash in Guaviare. A joy for the country,” Petro said on Wednesday in a message via Twitter.

 

However,Β the military have yet to see the children for themselves.

 

Local media have reported that defence sources had no confirmation that the children had been found.

 

The plane – a Cessna 206 – was carrying seven people between Araracuara, in Amazonas province, and San Jose del Guaviare, a city in Guaviare province, when it issued a mayday alert due to engine failure in the early hours of 1 May.

 

It was thought that three adults, one of whichΒ was the mother of the four children, died as a result of the crash and their bodies were found inside the plane, but that the children, aged 13, nine and four, as well as an 11-month-old baby, survived the impact.

 

When rescue teams reached the crash site, all four children,Β who are aged 13, nine and four years, as well as an 11-month-old baby, were nowhere to be found.

 

The search teams found clues at the site indicating that the children survived the crash. Sniffer dogs came across a child’s drinking bottle, a pair of scissors, a hair tie and some half-eaten fruit.