David Veatch, father of Bellingham High student Autumn Veatch, 16, talks to the media at the Civil Air Patrol station at Bellingham International Airport in Bellingham, Wash., Monday, July 13, 2015. (Philip A. Dwyer/The Bellingham Herald via AP)
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A teenage girl survived a plane crash and then used knowledge picked up from watching survival shows on television to hike for two days out of the wilderness, U.S. media and her parents said.Autumn Veatch, 16, was in hospital after the small plane she was traveling in with her step-grandparents Saturday plunged into the Cascade Mountain range in Washington state, The Seattle Times reported.Reported missing and feared dead, Veatch tried to pull her step-grandparents from the plane and when that failed followed a river to a road, before making her way to a nearby store, the paper said.Veatch had had nothing to eat or drink for several days, a first responder told the newspaper.
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