Once a week ago  a 67-year-old US man built a camp and survived on bugs, leaves and creek water for six days last week after driving his car into a ravine in a national forest near Los Angeles. Following this case, reporters from  BBC has compiled several exceptional cases of survival , including -of course-  some aircraft accident worth reviewing.  The greatest feats of survival speak equally to the persistence and durability of the human spirit and the courage of those forced to undergo extraordinary trials.


** Great moments in human survival and endurance
     BBC.com/News/Magazine. 1-October-2011