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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:04 AM

Vesna Vulovic, stewardess who survived 33,000ft fall, dies (BBC)

24 December 2016
From the section Europe

Vesna Vulovic, an air stewardess who survived the highest ever fall by a human being after her plane broke up at 33,000ft (10,000m), has died aged 66.
It was suspected that a bomb was planted inside the jet during a stopover in Copenhagen, Denmark, but nothing was ever proven and no arrests were made.
The spectacular survival story won Vulovic celebrity in Serbia, where she channelled her fame into campaigning for political causes.

She was fired from her job at the airline in 1990 after taking part in protests against President Slobodan Milosevic but avoided arrest. She continued for two more decades to fight against nationalism.

"I am like a cat, I have had nine lives," she told the New York Times. "But if nationalist forces in this country prevail, my heart will burst."
more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38427411

Wow. Talk about fighting the good fight to the end. RIP, Ms. Vulovic.

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