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Tampa plane crash survivors recall 'miracle' rescue

TAMPA — Two survivors of the Gulf of Mexico plane crash over the weekend described their rescue as a miracle.

In an appearance on Good Morning America on Monday, Whitney and Ben Page of Tampa said they were most worried about sharks as they clung to the wing of their single-engine plane floating in the gulf near the Florida Keys.

The two were on a trip to Marathon from Tampa with Whitney Page's stepfather, 61-year-old Peeter Jakobson, when the plane experienced engine problems.

"It all of a sudden got really quiet," Whitney Page said. "We heard the engine pop, and the plane sank almost immediately."

Ben Page, who had scrapes on his head and face, said he had thoughts of circling sharks as he was bleeding in the water.

"It was a miracle that we survived," Page said. "Nothing short of that."

Tampa plane crash survivors recall 'miracle' rescue 10/12/09 [Last modified: Monday, October 12, 2009 1:34pm]
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