“I put the bags in between my legs to form the foetal position that is recommended for accidents,” Mr Tumiri told rescuers who hiked up the remote mountains of Cerro Gordo.
|Crew member Erwin Tumiri survived the horrific crash|
Another survivor, stewardess Ximena Suarez, said the lights went out as the jet started to plunge towards the earth.
“I don’t remember more at the moment,” she told Deportes RCN.
Today it emerged that the pilot of the plane lost his own father in an aviation disaster when he was still a tot.
And tragically Miguel ‘Micky’ Quiroga, who died along with nearly the entire Chapecoense football squad that he was taking to a historic final, had himself just become a father for the third time three weeks ago.
|Stewardess Ximena Suarez said the lights went out as the plane went down|
|Miguel ‘Micky’ Quiroga was encouraged to follow in his late father Orlando’s footsteps|
He was married to the daughter of an ex-Brazilian Senator, Roger Pinto, and was in the middle of constructing a new home in Epitaciolandia near the Brazilian border for his wife and three children.
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