Plane Crash Anniversary

1 decade 6 months 1 week ago October 15, 2006 Oct 15, 2006 Sunday, October 15 2006 Sunday, October 15, 2006 10:53:23 PM CDT in News
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But needless to say the crash shook up neighbors. Here's a look at where the small 50 passenger plane crashed.

Even two years later almost all the damage is gone. But neighbors tell me they still keep a close eye to the sky.

As life speeds past Hutton drive a few take time to remember what most others would rather forget.

"At first I really wasn't sure what it was," explained Dee Ridhenhour, "All I knew was that it caused alot of fire."

The crash two years ago this weekend. Ripped up Ridenhour's backyard.

"It really hit close to home," said Ridenhour. "People don't think about things like plane crashes and things like that."

Ridenhour's son and his friends were playing in the backyard less than an hour before the crash.

"Everytime I hear an airplane fly over this house I think about it," said crash witness Dana Muessig.

Some neighbors say seeing crashes like the one in New York last week make their hairs stand on end.

"I'm scared to death to get on an airplane because of all the planes that you hear that are crashing," said Muessig.

 The plane crashed right in between two houses. Now a trampoline and shed stand where the damage was.

"I try to forget, but I still haven't and I still can't and I probably never will," said Muessig.

Two years later a neighborhood still wonders how it beat the odds.

"When I think back at all the things that could have happened, and how fortunate we are that they didn't.  Really makes us feel lucky,"  said Ridenhour.

Right before that plane went down the pilots reported  their engines failed.

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