People fear flying because of the worst-case scenario, despite air travel, by statistics, being one of the safest ways to travel across long distances.
The fact is, if a car gets in trouble, the driver still maintains control and can try to the right situation. The same is true for any driven vehicle.
Even trains are designed to save as much as possible behind the engine in case of a derailment.
But if a plane encounters a big problem mid-flight? It can’t just slow down or quickly land. It turns into a tragedy.
When a plane crashes, there is a wrong assumption that it includes no survivors.
Once in a while, miraculously, someone will walk away from such a horrific incident.
An unfortunate plane crash nearly claimed the lives of an entire Michigan family, but thanks to quick thinking and solid parental instinct, the young daughter managed to survive.
Though she walked out of one wreck into another, a life colored by the trauma of her survival and the loss of her father, there is a silver lining to the dark cloud of her story.
10 /10 Laney Perdue
The sole survivor of the terrible crash was Laney Perdu, an 11-year-old girl, daughter of Mike and Christina Perdue, who lived in Michigan.
Her family recently moved to Beaver Island, where the plane crashed, situated about 20 minutes by flight from the northern tip of southern Michigan.
9 /10 Mike Perdue
Mike was a father of four, with Laney being the oldest. He worked as a realtor out of Gaylord, Michigan.
He and his family had many friends who all mourned his loss as they somberly celebrated his daughter’s survival.
Laney’s last memory before the crash happened was her dad shielding her and protecting her from the impact, which is likely what saved her life at the cost of his own.