‘Miracle:’ A father and daughter survive a plane crash in rural Pennsylvania, and their iPad is tracked.


‘Miracle:’ A father and daughter survive a plane crash in rural Pennsylvania, and a tracking device is discovered on the girl’s iPad.

A father and his 13-year-old daughter survived a plane crash in rural Luzerne County Sunday night and were found by tracking the girl’s iPad, according to rescuers.

According to WNEP, their plane took off from the Wilkes-BarreScranton International Airport and crashed about a half mile into the woods in Bear Creek Township.

According to WBREWYOU, the two were returning to the Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport when they crashed in state game lands.

The FAA informed state police that the plane had dropped off their radar after a rapid descent around 8:40 p.m.

Sunday, according to reports.

According to reports, the US Air Force was called in to assist in the search, and rescuers were able to get a ping from the 58-year-old father’s phone and his daughter’s iPad, which led them to their location.

The father and daughter were found alive and well early Monday.

“The daughter saved both of them by using her iPad, and her father was cuddling the daughter to keep her warm because they were both exposed to the elements and suffering from hypothermia,” state police Sgt.

According to news reports, John Richards told reporters.

Richards described it as a “miracle” and unlike anything he’d seen in his 28 years as a Pennsylvania State Police officer.

“At first, they were terrified.”

“When I first approached, Dad was terrified, thinking an animal or something was approaching his daughter,” Richards told WNEP. “We explained who we were and that we were there to help.”

They began talking to us right away and were extremely cooperative throughout the process.

They assisted us in any way they could.”

They were both rushed to the hospital.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

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