Friday, July 29, 2011

Today Show

That's how Michael Trapp, who survived about 18 hours in Lake Huron, described on the "Today" show this morning the fate of his plane after it crash-landed Tuesday.
His flight from New York to Wisconsin was going smoothly until the motor started sputtering, he said, describing the crash into Lake Huron at 50 m.p.h. as similar to riding Disney's Splash Mountain.
Trapp told Matt Lauer the sinking was so quick he didn't have time to grab a life preserver and had to switch into survival mode.
As he floated, tread water and swam until his rescue Wednesday morning, he said he took stock of his life and persevered because so many people depend on him.