Pilot from Brazil survives for 36 days on just bread after plane crashes in Amazon forest

Pilot from Brazil survives for 36 days on just bread after plane crashes in Amazon forest

A Brazilian pilot miraculously survived after remain stuck for 36 days in the Amazon jungle after he crashed his plane. 

The pilot named “Antonio Sena” crashed his plane on January 28. He lost his engine in the middle of the jungle after taking off from Alenquer in a northern region of Brazil, on the Amazon riverbank. 

The 36-year-old solely survived on the bread he had with him on the plane. The before and after photos show his considerable weight loss, and hair growth during his time as he was missing in the jungle until he miraculously found a group of nut reapers. They illuminated a bonfire for the search team so they could find him. 

Antonio, known to friends as Toninho, came across the group in the miserable condition as he was dehydrated, weak and had some scratches on his body. 

The rescue team succeeded in finding him in the borough of Almeirim on March 6. 

He was reunited with his beloved family for a quick hug before being taken to hospital. 

Toninho, who crashed exactly two days before his 36th birthday, stated, “The only thing that held fast and enabled me to come out of the situation alive was the love in my heart for my family and the wish I had, to see my parents and siblings again.” 

“It’s a story of love and faith.” 

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Later he told local media that he had almost drowned after he heard a chainsaw noise, and crossed a stream to reach the harvesters.