Luckily, Chris had his iPad with him on the plane, and authorities were able to use that to figure out his plane had crashed in the middle of the woods in a state forest.
“Chris does not remember the crash, but the plane was found in the forest,” the CaringBridge page explained.
“It had been piloted between two trees, damaging the wings but allowing the passenger compartment to remain intact. Chris’s phone was lost in the wreckage, but the iPad used for the flight program was with them. The US Air Force search and rescue operation was able to ping the iPad from a local tower and determine their location.”
Miraculously, Chris and Angela survived, and when they were found they were huddled together to stay warm as the temperatures dropped to 37 degrees that night.
Chris and Angela were close to having hypothermia, and they both sustained multiple injuries in the crash but are expected to survive.
Chris got a concussion and fractured several bones. Angela also suffered multiple injuries, including a fracture to her skull, and a fracture to her spine.
Not long after Angela and Chris were brought to the hospital to be treated for their injuries, Angela stopped being able to move her legs.
While Chris is fully expected to recover from his injuries, doctors are not positive if Angela will be able to use her legs again.
Angela’s cousin Andy has created a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of her treatment. If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe page, you can do that here.
Pennsylvania State Police; pictured above is a copy of the incident report following the plane crash