Thursday, September 12, 2013

Eyewitness News talks with survivor from Alaskan plane crash

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. —  A Wilkes County man spoke to Channel 9 just days after he survived a plane crash on the Alaskan tundra.

James “Larry” Minton and his pilot were stranded in the wilderness for several days.

The crash happened during a fishing trip last week.

Minton shot video himself and even captured the helicopter rescue near Lake Park, Alaska.

The men were flying over the area, scouting for a location to go moose hunting last Thursday when their plane lost power.

Minton told Channel 9 his family was the first thing to run through his mind when crews finally rescued him, more than a day later.

Although he didn’t suffer any major injuries, Minton said bug bites covered his face.

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Piper J3L-65 Cub, N38262: Accident occurred September 05, 2013 - Nondalton, Alaska