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Two men pulled four people out of a burning airplane after it crashed while making an emergency landing near Birmingham, ...
Alabama. (Aug. 1)
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DURATION: :46-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:WBMA - COURTESY WBMA, EMBARGO BIRMINGHAMHelena, Alabama - 31 July, 20141. Various wreckage from plane2. SOUNDBITE (English) Duane Lovelady, Pulled people from plane (Transcript Below)3. Various wreckage4. SOUNDBITE (English) Duane Lovelady, Pulled people from plane (Transcript Below)5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ralph Watkins, Pulled people from plane (Transcript Below)6. Various plane wreckageVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:TWO MEN PULLED ALL FOUR PEOPLE ON BOARD A CRASHED PLANE FROM THE BURNING WRECKAGE.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Duane Lovelady, Pulled people from plane"The plane was on fire. The wings were burned up - the gas tanks blew up."THE PLANE CRASHED NEAR A HOME CLOSE TO AN AIRPORT ON THURSDAY.AUTHORITIES SAY IT CRASHED WHILE MAKING AN EMERGENCY LANDING, AND BURST INTO FLAMES.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Duane Lovelady, Pulled people from planeI just drug them out of the way of the fire. They were half wayout of the plane. I grabbed them by their arms, moved them back.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Ralph Watkins, Pulled people from plane"First thing in my mind, I looked and saw they were allalive and I said it's a miracle."ALL FOUR PEOPLE ON BOARD SURVIVED, AND WERE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL.THE PLANE HAD TAKEN OFF IN PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, AND WAS FLYING NORTH TO TENNESSEE.AUTHORITIES HAVEN'T SAID WHY IT CRASHED, OR WHY IT NEEDED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING.SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.