Vesna Vulović was a Serbian flight attendant who survived a plane crash in 1972, the Guinness World Record for the highest fall survived without a parachute.
On January 26, 1972, Vulović was working on a Yugoslav Airlines DC-9 flight from Stockholm to Belgrade when a bomb exploded on board.
The plane disintegrated in mid-air, and Vulović was thrown out of the aircraft, still strapped to her seat, at an altitude of 33,000 feet.
Vulović fell to the ground and landed on a steep, snow-covered slope on Mount Igman in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Despite suffering multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, three broken vertebrae, and several broken ribs, Vulović survived the fall.
Vulović was discovered by a group of local villagers who heard her screams and rushed to her aid. She was taken to a hospital in Sarajevo, where she remained in a coma for several days before eventually regaining consciousness.
Vulović’s survival was nothing short of miraculous, and she became an instant celebrity in Yugoslavia and around the world.
She continued to work as a flight attendant for several years after the crash before retiring due to her injuries.
Vulović passed away in 2016 at the age of 66, but her story continues to inspire and fascinate people around the world.