In 2007, a plane carrying $3.3 Million dollars in cash crashed in a poor Brazilian village. The plane was looted and the cash became a curse as thieves descended on the town to steal it.
A mountaineer found a wallet in the Andes mountain range. It was swung out of a plane, which crashed in 1972. Realizing the owner of the wallet was one of the 16 survivors, he returned it to him, 32 years later.
Bertrand Russell survived a plane crash at the age of 76, in which 19 of the 43 passengers died. Russell survived because he was seated in the smoking section, claiming before the flight that “If I cannot smoke, I shall die.”
A 17 year old girl survived a free fall from 10,000 feet when her plane disintegrated.