A seven-minute video has hit the internet showing their collision and the minutes are they were back on land. (Photo : Nathan Williams/LiveLeak Snapshot)
For four men, they can easily relive the moment they escaped death as their plane crash was captured on video.
A seven-minute video has hit the internet showing their collision and the minutes when they get back on land.
Nathan Williams is one of the four passengers on the flight, and told the Associated Press, how they "are lucky to be alive."
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Williams was the passenger recording the moment back on June 30. The men were heading toward a mountain resort in McCall.
After a few minutes in the air, the plane slowly lost altitude and slammed on the trees below the aircraft. Although all four men are alive, the pilot, revealed to be Les Gropp, suffered serious injuries and is seen bleeding in the video.
Williams added, "It wasn't anything we were trying to film. It was a beautiful day and we were just really having fun recording what we were doing."
Williams suffered a concussion while the 70-year-old pilot had a broken jaw and ribs and a fractured cheekbone. Gropp's son and another passenger had minor cuts and bruises.
The video was posted on the website LiveLeak where it has been played 1.2 million times. YouTube had the video removed due to its policy about "shocking and disgusting content."
The cause of the crash is currently unknown, but the men suspect the warming temperatures might have interfered with the Stinson 108-3 plane. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.
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