CAUTION: The re-creation of the 1972 Andes plane crash and THE SURVIVAL SCENES may be too intense for young teenagers! This incredible film is based on a true story. On October 13, 1972, the flight of Fairchild 571 carrying forty-five passengers crashed in the Andes Mountains of Argentina. This horrible accident took the lives of most of the passengers, including many members of a professional rugby team. Sixteen people managed to live, but what they did to stay alive is the most shocking episode in the history of human survival!