A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist a 13-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was injured in the crash of the plane her father was piloting.
A gofundme page has been set up by the family of a 13-year-old Pennsylvania girl who miraculously survived a plane crash in the Poconos.
Angela White and her father Chris were on a recreational flight when their light plane crashed in a Luzerne County forest on Sunday evening.
According to her mother Sharon White, who shared the news on the CaringBridge website, the girl had her first surgery to treat her injuries on Tuesday.
Although the plane’s wings were sheared off by trees, Chris White, the pilot, managed to crash-land in such a way that the cockpit and the rest of the fuselage remained intact, according to his wife.
Sharon White said her husband and daughter, the Cessna 150’s only occupants, were both hurt, but her daughter’s wounds were the most serious.
When Sharon White realized the plane was missing, she called 911, she said.
Rescuers were able to find the iPad Chris used to plot his flight plan with the help of the US Air Force, she said.
“Chris and Angela were discovered huddled together for warmth at the intersection of two trails, as the temperature had dropped to 37 degrees Fahrenheit, and rescuers described them as ‘pre-hypothermic,'” Sharon White wrote.
Both of them were taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
Angela said she lost the ability to move her legs during the trip.
“She had a skull fracture, a small amount of bleeding on the brain, an aortic injury with right sided hemothorax, T12 vertebral compression fracture with compression of the spinal cord, and chemical versus thermal burns to her left posterior thigh and both lower legs,” the mother wrote.
Angela was flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville on Tuesday for spine decompression surgery, according to her mother.
The surgery “went well,” according to Sharon White’s latest update, but additional procedures may be required.
“Based on the mechanism of injury and findings on MRI, the surgeon was cautious about the likelihood of return of lower extremity and bowelbladder function,” she wrote.
“However, we have faith in…
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