True Survival Stories
From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, these are real stories of people who have stared death in the face and lived to tell the tale. Find out what separates the living from the dead when catastrophe strikes.
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Dive to disaster
Hindenburgs hydrogen inferno
Captain Blighs boatload of trouble
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