There are survivors in most plane crashes. If we take the A320 series (this was an A321) and look at the statistics:
For every hull loss (plane that was damaged beyond repair) there were 39 fatalities and even the smallest A318 fits 100 passengers.
Some planes are also quite tough. The Gimli Glider was repaired and used for 25 years after its crash landing. I don't think it needs saying that everyone survived on board.
Yeah not to mention that the majority of incidents have no fatalities and they aren't headline news so people don't see them. It's like if you only ever heard about car accidents that are deadly.