This July 6, 2013, file photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Can you fly again? (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground.What follows is another kind of miracle: Many survivors manage to get past the horror and onto planes again.It's a question facing survivors of this week's Southwest Airlines accident, which killed one woman who was sucked partway out of the plane after the engine exploded and shattered a window.Authorities said 148 passengers walked away, underscoring an important point: Plane crashes are rare, but when they happen, people often survive them. In 2013, 304 of the 307 passengers survived an Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco. And the horrific 1989 crash of a United Airlines flight in Sioux City, Iowa, had 185 survivors.Helen Young Hayes survived the crash of United Flight 232 in Sioux City, which killed 111 people.Hayes started flying again about two months after the crash, confident that God would hold her whatever the outcome of the flight. Hayes says survivors need to take time to heal.In 2008, drummer Travis Barker of the band Blink-182 was involved in a small plane crash that killed four of the six people aboard.
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