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Survivors of 1972 Plane Crash to Speak at U of M

March 17, 2011 7:59 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Survivors of the Uruguayan Flight 571 plane crash will share their story for the first time in Canada on March 30 at the University of Manitoba.

Forty passengers and five crew went down on October 13, 1972 over the Andes Mountain range. The search for them was called off after 10 days. On December 22, 1972, it was revealed that 16 people had survived.

Survivors Jose “Coche” Luis Inciarte and Gustavo Zerbino will share their 72-day ordeal during an event in the Multi Purpose Room on the second floor of University Centre.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free for U of M students with student ID, or $24.95 for non-students through TicketsWeb.ca. A group price of $19.95 is available for the purchase of 10 tickets or more.

The following night, they will speak at the Emerging Leaders Dinner, an annual university event that celebrates the contributions of student leaders on campus and in the broader community.