Wow. How tragic.
(CNN)The knock was faint. But, alerted by his two dachshunds, Larry Wilkins went to his door. He opened it to see a young girl — her lips quivering, her nose bloodied, her arms and legs scratched up.
And, somehow, still alive.
“She told me that her mom and dad were dead,” Wilkins said. “And that she had been in a plane crash.”
The girl’s sister and cousin also died when their Piper PA-34 aircraft went down Friday evening in western Kentucky. Even with the plane upside down, the 7-year-old made it out, trekked three-quarters of a mile in the dark through what Wilkins described as “very, very rough territory” — mired with fallen trees, creeks, ditches and blackberry briars.