At 09:15 on the morning of 08 October 2015, the biggest disaster in aviation history occurred when several commercial flights, other aircraft, and helicopters, simply vanished from both radar and visual sight in the vicinity of Cape Town International Airport, South Africa.
No traces of wreckage, debris or bodies were ever found.
Flights AHA 115, inbound from New York, was one of them. It crashed into the sea, close to shore and 28 passengers ultimately survived.
Everyone else was either killed in the initial crash, succumbed later to their injuries, drowned, or were killed by the sharks attracted to the blood and gore as they scrambled desperately through the water to shore.
The 28 survivors thought they had been the lucky ones.
They were dead wrong.
As days pass with no sign of rescue, they search through the debris on the beach for food and water and survive by scavenging through the hold of the wrecked airliner when the tide is out.
Days merge into weeks and for some reason, the world seems to have forgotten them.
What they do discover is they seem to be in the middle of a pristine nature park, with familiar wildlife living in profusion – but bizarrely, mixed with wildlife supposedly shot out to extinction several hundred years previously.
After several weeks, a group of nine decided to attempt to find a way through the mountain range behind them hoping to find signs of humanity.
Because apart from anything else, they quickly come to realize that in this pristine environment, ruled by nature, they are somewhere near the bottom of the food chain.