Lone survivor of 1987 Michigan airplane crash that killed 156 breaks silence in documentary

  • Article by: MIKE HOUSEHOLDER , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 15, 2013 - 2:40 PM
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sternitzkyMay. 15, 13 7:09 AM

I remember the news of the crash and of her survival as well. Nice to see an update.

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JRHasbro21May. 15, 13 8:03 AM

I'd like to see her try to avoid the media jackals in this day and age. Even the recent victims rescued from the house of horrors in Cleveland found no reprieve from the media.

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faustusMay. 15, 13 9:50 AM

JRHasbro21 - I would note that you commented on this story, so you took the time to click on the story itself and then go into the comments section ... and I'll bet you read the story, too. That's why the media covers it: it's interesting, it's different, it's "news." This kind of "human interest" story isn't fluff or paparazzi nonsense.

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NoMasBSMay. 15, 13 9:57 AM

Well the media wouldn't be such "jackals" if they weren't making so much cash reporting the pain and suffering of other people. I guess there must be some kind of audience for that stuff huh???

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rlwr51May. 15, 1310:44 AM

faustus - She came forward with the story. She wasn't hunted down.

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summerguy3May. 15, 1311:09 AM

"I'd like to see her try to avoid the media jackals in this day and age." ------------------------------------------- As a person on the receiving end of this story, I am so happy that it was reported. Good interpretation of this lady's humanity. I like her and think she is dealing with her life experiences well and will be a superb lady when she achieves her full maturity.

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jeffportMay. 15, 1311:57 AM

Great update on this girl. I recall it like it was yesterday. I could not believe that this 4 year old survived...

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sarge8758May. 15, 1312:43 PM

Interesting... Regarding her settlement: I wonder, even though she was only 4 years old, if there was a requirement for "no comment" on the accident?

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mouthwashMay. 15, 13 1:42 PM

For some reason I always thought there were three survivors of that crash.

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tlh10aMay. 15, 13 2:44 PM

I understand JRHasbro21's comment. But the survivor was 4 back then - and shielded by relatives who could have nothing more to add to the story because they were in Alabama and not part of the actual event. But the point is well taken... today, in a 24/7 news cycle, with so many media outlets vying for "something to talk about", a little girl survivor would have been followed wherever she wound up with reporters hounding family ... asking about whether she's eating, sleeping well, scared of loud noises, etc., etc. Back then, she got away from it all. Today, maybe not so much.

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