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August 5, - A collapse of the main ramp into the San Jose mine leaves 33 miners trapped 2, feet underground. Emergency officials are unable to communicate with the trapped miners. August 6, - A statement from Chile's National Emergency Office says people are working to rescue the miners.
August 7, - Rescuers face a setback when another cave-in blocks the path they were using to reach the miners. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera travels to Copiapo, where the mine is located, to meet with officials.
August 22, - The miners send a note up tied to a probe which was lowered by authorities earlier in the day. Written in red ink, it reads, "We are fine in the shelter, the 33 of us. Rescuers are now capable of relaying communications and can send food and water to miners.
Before this, the miners survive by sharing small amounts of tuna and mackerel that were in the shelter, along with water. August 24, - Experts from NASA and Chilean navy submarine experts are called to help address the psychological toll the isolation can take on the miners.
August 26, - Miners send a video message to their families expressing thanks for the efforts under way to free them. August 27, - Miners are told for the first time of the lengthy process rescuers expect it will take to extract them from the mine. Officials announce that they are working on a "Plan B", which could help speed up the rescue process.
August 29, - Each of the trapped miners is given about 20 seconds to speak directly with family members for the first time since the accident. August 31, - Plan A drilling starts.
Jul 13, · Read CNN's Fast Facts about the rescue of 33 miners from a collapsed mine in the Atacama region of northern Chile. Read CNN's Fast Facts about . am(am Chile): The mining ministry's Flickr page has some wonderful images of the rescue so far. am(am Chile): The first two rescues seem to go very smoothly. Oct 12, · Rescue efforts to bring 33 miners trapped underground to the surface have been successful, with the last of the miners being pulled up late Wednesday night.
The drill is usually used for boring water holes. September 6, - Rescue officials temporarily stop the Plan B initial drill due to a damaged drill bit. September 9, - Miners record a new video to show their families a glimpse of what their routines are like. The three-minute clip shows them in good spirits.
September 14, - Elizabeth Segovia, wife of trapped miner Ariel Ticona, gives birth to a girl she names Esperanza, Spanish for hope. September 17, - The Plan B bore hole reaches the 33 miners. However, the hole is only 12 inches wide and will need to be widened on a second pass.
September 22, - The Plan C drill starts drilling. September 25, - The rescue capsule expected to haul the miners back to the surface arrives at the mine.
Named the Phoenix, it's painted red, white and blue - the colors of the Chilean flag. September 28, - The Plan B drill passes the halfway point to the trapped miners. September 30, - Rescue crews successfully test the capsule. One test subject declares it "comfortable. Crews could reach the miners between October 15 and October Officials earlier predict the date might be as far away as November or Christmas.
October 5, - Rescuers say they are within meters of the trapped miners. October 6, - Two additional capsules and a winch, a device used for winding and tension adjustments, arrive at the mine site. October 7, - A source close to rescue operations says the Plan B drill is now less than meters from the target.Jul 13, · Read CNN's Fast Facts about the rescue of 33 miners from a collapsed mine in the Atacama region of northern Chile.
Copiapó mining accident; Although Chilean officials played down the risks of the rescue, the miners still needed to be alert during the ascent in case of problems.
A number of foreign leaders contacted Piñera to express solidarity and pass on congratulations . Chile mine rescue of capsule Chilean miner Jorge Galleguillos (centre) waving after being raised to the surface during the rescue operation at the San Jose mine near Copiapó, Chile, Oct.
13, Celebrations erupted Wednesday night as the last of the 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine for more than two months was rescued.
6 rescue workers also brought to the surface. Aug 03, · Five years after the rescue of the Chilean miners, here are some interesting facts you might not know. Five years after the rescue of the Chilean miners, here . The rescue of 33 miners from Chile's San José mine after 69 days trapped underground was a triumph shared with the whole world.
But the transition back to normality is proving difficult for both.