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Yes. The story of the Uruguayan football (soccer) team is very true -- their plane, a Fairchild FH-227D passenger plane, crashed in the Andes Mountains of South America, specifically a remote region of Argentina, on 10/13/1972. The survivors of the crash faced hard survival at extreme altitude and were forced to eat the flesh of the dead and find a way out of the mountains to civilization for aid. More about the disaster can be found here.

The account of the survivors was written as a non-fiction book by Piers Paul Read.

Nando Parrado himself also wrote a memoir of the ordeal he and his companions faced, published in 2006.

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