Girl, 11, recovering after being lone survivor in Michigan plane crash

Girl, 11, recovering after being lone survivor in Michigan plane crash


An 11-year-old girl who survived a plane crash in Michigan that killed four people — including her dad, who shielded her before impact – is reportedly recovering from several broken bones.

Laney Perdue suffered serious injuries Saturday when the twin-engine Britten-Norman commuter plane took off from Charlevoix on Michigan’s lower peninsula and went down at about 1:30 p.m. at an airport on Lake Michigan’s Beaver Island, officials said.

On Monday, she was listed in fair condition at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, longtime family friend Dana Bensinger told WZZM 13.

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“It’s a really special, special place,” Bensinger said about Beaver Island, adding that Christina’s dad, Mike Perdue, “loved the islands.”

The girl’s mom, Christina Perdue, told ABC News that the father shielded their daughter

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