7-Year-Old Survives Plane Crash in Kentucky, 4 Dead
A 7-year-old girl walked away from a small plane crash which left 4 people dead in Eddyville, Kentucky, police said.
She walked to a home and reported that she had survived a plane crash. The resident called 911 which alerted the search team.
The FAA said that the pilot reported engine problems before the crash.
This is the story of the year! And it’s only been two days.
It’s a miracle. I hope that we can all rally around this girl who survived such a horrific tragedy. We really need to see this girl survivor.
Kentucky State Police say four people have been killed in a small plane crash and a 7-year-old girl apparently survived and walked away from the wreckage.
Sgt. Dean Patterson of the Kentucky State Police says a disoriented 7-year-old girl walked to a home and reported that she had been involved in a plane crash. The resident called 911 and the girl was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
From NBC News:
Sailor Gutzler was the sole survivor after her family’s Piper twin-engine aircraft landed upside down in a wooded area in Lyon County on Friday, leaving her parents, sister and cousin dead. The plucky girl got out of the plane, lit a stick from the burning wing and then walked away through the darkness, her family said Saturday.
The strong-willed second-grader trekked three-quarters of a mile through the woods and a creek before she knocked on a homeowner’s door for help.
Her father, Marty Gutzler, 48, was flying the aircraft in “inclement weather” when he made a distress call at about 5:55 p.m. CT Friday, Kentucky State Police said during a briefing Saturday. The four members of the Gutzler family and a 14-year-old cousin were returning from a Christmas vacation in Key West, Florida, to their home near Mount Vernon in southern Illinois.
The other passengers were identified as Gutzler’s wife, Kimberly Gutzler, 46; their daughter, Piper Gutzler, 9; and her cousin, Sierra Wilder, 14.