Little 11-year-old survivor from the Michigan plane crash remembers her dad trying to protect her as the last thing before the aircraft crashed. Her mother told reporters, that’s the last memory she has from before the crash. Laney Perdue, is the only survivor of the plane crash that killed 4 people, including her father, Mike Perdue.

“We are heartbroken with the loss of my husband, a father, brother, son and friend. He gave the best bear hugs, and I believe he grabbed our daughter and protected her. Our prayers are also with our island community and the other souls lost in the accident.” Christina Perdue said in a statement regarding the Michigan plane crash.

The twin-engine Britton-Norman BN-2 aircraft was preparing to land on Welke Airport, Beaver Island, when it crashed at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 13. Two survivors at the time including an older male and 11-year-old Laney were transported to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey by a helicopter crew that was training in the area around the time the emergency call for help came. Laney was later transferred to a children’s hospital in Grand Rapids after her condition was determined to be not critical. She is currently still at the hospital.

The wrote in a tweet about the incident saying, “AirStationTraverse City aircrew members conducted a medevac this afternoon of 2 survivors of a commuter plane crash on Beaver Island, MI. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was conducting a training flight when they received an Emergency Locator Transmitter alert.” The little girl survived and is currently stable at the hospital, while the male was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Investigation regarding the Michigan plane crash is underway currently, as both the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are involved in finding out the cause and failure of the flight to land safely.

The casualties of the crash include Kate Leese and Adam Kendall, a couple who recently moved to Beaver island, Mike Perdue, who was a realtor, and the flight’s pilot, who’s name has not been released publicly yet.

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