Kechi Okwuchi

Kechi Okwuchi, Sosoliso Airlines plane crash survivor got an emotional standing ovation from all four judges on America’s Got Talent 2017.


Kechi Okwuchi is the only student and one of the two people who survived the 2005 Sosoliso Airlines plane crash in Nigeria that killed 107 people, including her 60 school friends who was sitting in the same plane.

The survivor was treated in Milpark Hospital at Johannesburg, South Africa as of 14 December 2005.

Talking at the show, the Nigerian girl presented herself and when asked why she fell in love with music, she disclosed her story, describing how the airline ferrying 109 passengers crashed, killing 107.

“I was in a plane crash when I was about 16 years old back in Nigeria. It ended the lives of a 107 out of a 109 passengers, and I was one of the 2 survivors,” she said, adding that lying in the bed in the hospital and not being able to move, music was her escape.

Watch the audition below:

Sources: Americas Got Talent
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