Some Idaho passengers got more than they bargained for when the small plane they were flying in crashed on June 30 – and they caught the whole ordeal on tape.
They’ve uploaded a 7-minute video documenting the terrifying experience.
One passenger, Nathan Williams, said he and his friends are “just four guys who are lucky to be alive.”
Williams had his camera rolling when the plane took off from a dirt runway headed toward the mountain resort town of McCall. The plane flew for several minutes before losing altitude and crashing into the trees below.
“It wasn’t anything we were trying to film,” said Williams, 38. “It was a beautiful day and we were just really having fun recording what we were doing.”
Williams sustained a concussion in the plane crash and the pilot, Les Gropp, 70, sustained a broken jaw, broken ribs, and a fractured cheekbone. The two other passengers, Alec Arhets and Gropp’s son, Tol, received just lacerations and bruises.
“We all went back to work on Monday,” said Williams. “Les was really the only one who had some lasting damage, but even he’s going to be fine.”
Check out the video of the crash below.
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