For all that's been written about Ernest Hemingway's death by suicide, few people are aware that when the famous writer was in East Africa, he actually escaped the Grim Reaper two days in a row!
According to an Associated Press report published in The New York Times on January 25, 1954,
"A chartered plane carrying the novelist and his wife on a sightseeing trip cracked up Saturday in the wilds near the Murchison Falls but they were picked up unhurt yesterday by a launch taking tourists to the falls.
"The launch brought them, to Butiaba, on the shores of Lake Albert, where they boarded a rescue plane. That plane crashed and burned on the take-off, but all aboard escaped unhurt."
Whew, that was a close one! ...Er, two! And the Times got it wrong, by the way: Hemingway actually was hurt; he suffered a severe concussion and burns while his wife Mary sustained two broken ribs.
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