Teen Survives Crash That Kills Six
Authorities are still puzzling over the cause of a plane crash that killed six adults but left a 13-year-old girl apparently just slightly injured. Tora Fisher's parents, Anthony and his wife, died along with pilot Robert Monaco, co-pilot Eric Jacobsen and passengers Michael Campanelli and Thomas Fox when the King Air 200 they were in crashed into a sheet metal plant in Leominster, Mass. All of the plant workers escaped but one suffered burns. The cause of the crash was not immediately apparent, but a cockpit voice recorder has been recovered from the wreckage. The plane was on its way from La Guardia to Bedford, Mass., but the pilot asked to land in Fitchburg instead. The crash occurred shortly after the plane began its approach to Fitchburg. The manager of the metal shop, Michael Poirier, found the wreckage and discovered the 13-year-old Fisher alive. "She said, 'My back hurts' and was asking about her parents," Poirier told the Associated Press. The girl was taken to hospital but her condition has not been released. Her father was a New York developer who was also the chairman and CEO of the Intrepid Museum Foundation. The museum is housed on the retired aircraft carrier Intrepid.