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Posted: 6:02 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
WILKES COUNTY, N.C. —
A Wilkes County man spoke to Channel 9 just days after he survived a plane crash on the Alaskan tundra.
James “Larry” Minton and his pilot were stranded in the wilderness for several days.
The crash happened during a fishing trip last week.
Minton shot video himself and even captured the helicopter rescue near Lake Park, Alaska.
The men were flying over the area, scouting for a location to go moose hunting last Thursday when their plane lost power.
Minton told Channel 9 his family was the first thing to run through his mind when crews finally rescued him, more than a day later.
Although he didn’t suffer any major injuries, Minton said bug bites covered his face.
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