Indiana Plane Crash Survivor, Feels Lucky
Created by kblakeslee on 11/10/2013 8:31:22 PM


COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A Columbus man who survived a July plane crash that killed a friend says he considers himself lucky despite his injuries.

Dennis King was a passenger in the experimental plane that crashed into a Columbus neighborhood on July 25. He and 81-year-old pilot Gerald Clayton were badly burned, and Clayton later died. King has undergone a series of skin graft surgeries but is on the mend.

The 60-year-old King tells The Republic he still wears special garments on his torso and thighs to promote healing and reduce scarring but is now able to do everything he could before the accident.

He says he isn't sure how he feels about flying again. But friends predict he'll be back in the air.