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Allana (Arnot) Corbin

Allana Corbin is an acclaimed author and presenter. Surviving a horrific plane crash in 1990, Allana openly shares her story and her passion and commitment to move forward and succeed.

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Allana (Arnot) Corbin's Biography

Allana Corbin is an acclaimed author and presenter. Surviving a horrific plane crash in 1990, Allana openly shares her story and her passion and commitment to move forward and succeed.

 

Allana Corbin’s aviation career began in 1988 when she began working for Balloon Aloft. Allana also began fixed-wing training and skydiving at this time.

 

On 22nd December, 1990, Allana was crew on a Search & Rescue mission from Camden Airport dispatched to locate a missing training aircraft. The plane Allana was in – a Cessna 210 – suffered a catastrophic engine failure and crashed in the Burrogorang Valley. There were only two survivors from the six on board.

 

Allana Corbin's story is a thriller of adventure, danger, tragedy and love. She delivers an inspirational story, touching the hearts of all who listen. Allana is the survivor of a tragic plane crash in 1990.


Allana Corbin's life was turned upside down. She was trapped in the wreckage for three excruciating hours while four of her friends died before her eyes. Her injuries were horrific and she was told she would never walk again. Almost unbelievably, twelve months of intensive effort and rehabilitation paid off and Allana said goodbye to her wheelchair for good. She could now walk with the aid of calipers on her legs and two walking sticks. While, however, the physical scars had begun to heal, the emotional scars had not and Allana began a spiral dive into depression even contemplating suicide.

Drawing from her strength and determination, Allana overcame these obstacles inspirationally. One of the biggest challenges was the fear of flying which had, understandably developed. As was becoming her trademark, she did not accomplish this with small steps, but in grand fashion - standing on the wing of a plane 1,000 ft in the air! She then went on to earn a helicopter licence and went on to become the first woman to circumnavigate Australia solo.

In October 1998, Allana launched her autobiography “The Best I Can Be” published by Pan MacMillan. Allana’s second book “Prisoners of the East” was launched in October 2002.

 

Today, Allana enjoys her commitments on the public speaking circuit, working with various charity organisations while continuing to support the Tasmania Rescue Helicopter Service. Allana is also Mum to five year old twin girls, Indiana and Isabella.