Crash Survivor

By: Susan Bahorich
By: Susan Bahorich

Tuesday afternoon Pete Burr was flying over the Shenandoah Valley, today he's lucky to be alive.

"You don't really get scared- you don't have time to get scared you just do what you're trained to do," says survivor Pete Burr.

Burr's sitting in his doctor's office now, but at one point it seemed like that would be questionable as the Cessna he was in started going down in a field over Shenandoah County.

Burr explains, "We didn't make a field we were aiming at, we tried to give it power and the engine stopped completely at this time. So we did a full-stall landing in this ravine."

Burr credits his training with keeping him and Carter alive, and says he doesn't plan on leaving the skies anytime soon.

"It's not going to change my way of living, you get in your car to go to work and I get in my plane to go to work and I don't know one is any worse than the other," says Burr.


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