Instead, he grabbed his cellphone.
Yes, Fielding managed to capture video footage of his own crash landing in Utah.
Fielding was in the small plane with his wife, Kara Fielding; his mother-in-law, Katherine Mohlma; and his and Kara’s 7-month-old son, as well as pilot Lynn Goodsell.
They ran into trouble when the plane’s carburetor iced over. The engine eventually shut off and couldn’t be restarted.
Fortunately, aside from a few scrapes and bruises, everyone was OK.
Check out the dramatic footage below.