The conditions of the Andes were terrible at the time and many of the survivors couldn’t survive there. The remaining ones heard the news on radio that the search for them had been stopped.
Two lucky survivors eventually somehow contacted the authorities. While the other survivors were also found and airlifted from the area of the plane crash.
A group of men along with a priest went to the plane crash area after 26 days of the incident got to know that the men who survived stayed alive by eating the flesh of the plane crash victims.