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Plane Crash-Case Study Three of my closest friends and I take off from San Juan Puerto Rico heading for a down island on a flight expected to last 15 hours The commuter plane is propeller powered and seats 8 The pilot keeps us informed during the trip The pilot tells us that a tropical storm made an unforeseen shift in our direction and may interfere with the flight path The pilot then decides to adjust for the storm One hour into the flight a localized storm develops Lightening hits the plane and partially disables it The pilot attempts an emergency landing My friends and I wake up to the following scenario We were physically okay and on the beach of a small island The plane partially submerged offshore is incapacitated both mechanically and electrically The pilot and co-pilot are dead The small island we are on is about a mile from a larger landmass across the water The island we are on contains vegetation Other than being a bit shaken up we were in a panic state of mind I decided it was time for me to take charge of the situation I reminded everyone that last we heard a tropical storm was heading in our direction We all then realized that we needed to come up with a plan of what we needed to do to survive until we can get rescued We knew that when the lightening had hit the plane the pilot never sent a mayday He was too busy trying to control the aircraft and the co-pilot was knocked unconscious from the shock Right away an idea came to mind while I was brainstorming I knew one of my friends was very good with electronics so we needed to attempt to get the radio from the plane and any other available items that we might find useful Although the plane was partially submerged offshore it was only about 100 feet from
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