The only surviving passenger in the plane crash was rescued by his father

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Lenny’s condition was basic, yet she is recuperating at a youngsters’ emergency clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The four adult passengers did not survive the crash.
The only surviving passenger in the plane crash was rescued by his father


An 11-year-old girl was hugged by her father and rescued during a plane crash on Beaver Island, Michigan, after which she became the only passenger to survive the crash.

Lenny Purdue was on a traveler plane with her dad and three others on Saturday when the plane smashed at Velke Airport on Beaver Island. Lenny’s condition was basic, yet she is recuperating at a youngsters’ medical clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The four adult passengers did not survive the crash.

Lenny was the only passenger to survive the crash, as her father, Mike Purdue, a realtor in the Gaylord area, hugged her tightly to her chest, leaving her unaffected by the plane’s outburst. This is her last memory before the accident,” Lenny’s mother, Christina Purdue, said in a statement on Sunday.

She added: We are deeply saddened by the loss of my husband, father, brother, son, and friend. He hugged me perfectly and I think he grabbed and saved our daughter. Our petitions are with the island local area and other people who lost their lives in this mishap

The twin-engine Britten-Norman BN-2 crashed as it was landing at Velke Airport at 1:30 a.m. local time. The reason for the mishap isn’t yet known however it is being explored. There were five individuals ready, including Lenny and her dad.

The other victims of the crash have been identified as a couple, including 35-year-old Kate Lease and 37-year-old Adam Kendall. He was featured in a Detroit News article last week about his plans to open a winery on Beaver Island. Details about the identity of the pilot of the crash have not been released.

Helicopter crews rushed to the scene after the crash, but only Lenny and one man were alive. Lenny was hit in the chest on the way, but the other man later lost his life

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