Authorities are deeming a mostly fatal plane crash a miracle, after a teenage girl survived the crash and spent three days hiking down a remote mountainside, where she was then rescued by a motorist.
Concerned family members alerted authorities Saturday afternoon after a Beech A-35 plane failed to complete its flight from Kalispell, Montana, to Lynden, Washington, Fox News reports. Rescue teams began to search nearby areas based on cellphone data and the expected flight patterns, but there was initially no sign of the aircraft or the passengers onboard.
On Monday, 16-year-old Autumn Veatch of Bellingham, Washington, was able to contact authorities. Veatch waited for help at the scene of the crash for a day, then left and hiked through the thick forest to a highway below. She was then picked up by a motorist and driven to a local store, where she called the police.
CTV News reported that Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers spoke with Veatch. He told The Associated Press in aRead More »from Teen survives plane crash, walks through wilderness to safety