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Juliane Koepcke is a German-Peruvian Mammalogist by profession. Juliane Koepcke is a very secretive person when it comes to her personal life

Relationship Facts of Juliane Koepcke

Juliane Koepcke is married to Erich Diller.
She does not have any kids as of now.
Juliane Koepcke is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Juliane Koepcke?

Juliane Koepcke is a very secretive person when it comes to her personal life. She is married to entomologist Erich Diller who specializes in parasitic wasps. Besides this, there is no further information available regarding her personal life.

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Juliane Koepcke: Biography in Details

Who is Juliane Koepcke?

Juliane Koepcke is a German-Peruvian Mammalogist by profession. She is widely recognized as the lone survivor of the LANSA Flight 508 plane crash in the Peruvian rainforest on 24 December 1971.

Recently, she retired as deputy director of the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich.

Juliane Koepcke: Age, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Juliane was born on October 10, 1954, in Lima, Peru. She is also known by her married name Juliane Diler. Her nationality is German and belongs to a mixed (German and Peruvian) ethnicity.

She was born to a renowned German-Peruvian family, her father was a biologist whereas her mother is an ornithologist. She is the only child of her parents Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke (father) and Maria Koepcke (mother).

Talking about her academic history, she attended a German Peruvian High School. For further studies, she enrolled at the University of Kiel, in zoology and graduated in 1980. Similarly, she received her doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilian University.

Plane crash

On Christmas Eve 1971, Juliane flew on LANSA Flight 508 together with her mother Maria to meet her dad in Panguana. On the plane, there are 86 passengers and 6 crew members. About 25 minutes after takeoff the plane hit bad weather and fell by 3,000 meters (9,843 feet).

Out of 92 people, she is the only person who survived a plane crash with just a broken collarbone, a gash to her right arm, and swollen right eye. She spent most of her 11 days in the Amazon rainforest.

Juliane Koepcke: Profession Life, Career

After the completion of her doctorate, she relocated to Peru and began research in mammalogy, specializing in bats. In 1987, she published her thesis, Ecological study of a bat colony in the tropical rain forest of Peru. She served as a librarian at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich.

On March 10, 2011, Pipper Verlag released her autobiography titled When I Fell From the Sky. In 1974, Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Maria Scotese made a feature-length fictional film and a documentary titled “I miracoli accadono ancora” regarding Koepcke’s experience. The film has been remade in 1998 by director Werner Herzog titled Wings of Hope.

How much is the net worth of Juliane Koepcke?

Juliane might have accumulated a decent amount of wealth throughout her career. But, she hasn’t yet disclosed her actual salary and other earnings to the media. As of 2022, she has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

Juliane Koepcke: Height, Weight

The 56 years old personality has short blonde hair and a hazel pair of eyes. Further, the details regarding her height and other body measurements are still under review.

Is Juliane Koepcke active on social media?

Juliane is active on Instagram where she has more the 1.3k followers. Further, she doesn’t available on other sites including Twitter and Facebook.

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