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Palm Coast community to hold vigil to honor plane crash victims

11:28 PM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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PALM COAST, Fla. -- A Palm Coast community plans to host a candlelight vigil for plane crash victims at 22 Utica Path Sunday at 6 p.m.

Saturday night, investigators boarded up Susan Crockett's home of seven years.

"To look at that and know that I got out of that without a scratch, if people don't believe that there is a God, they better start believing because there is a God," says Crockett.

The plane went down on Utica Path just minutes away from the Flagler County Airport.

"It's a small area there was a very high intense heat fire so a lot of the aircraft was destroyed it makes it difficult to try and reconstruct this and try and put everything back together," says National Transportation Safety Board Investigator, Terry Duprie.

Crockett was on the way out of the home and said something told her to stop, just seconds before the plane crashed.

"God had it planned. He was like I can't hold that plane back but I can hold you back in the room," says Crockett.

Luckily, her daughters were not home, and her grandson -- who is usually watching TV where the plane hit -- was at daycare. Crockett made it out through a window and the only thing she's been able to retrieve is the flag she received when her sister, who was in the Army, passed away three years ago.

NTSB investigators began pulling wreckage from the home Saturday afternoon and say they won't have more information until the engine is evaluated.

"We want to see it as it is, as it came apart as it impacted we want to see the exact, how it lays basically," says Duprie.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane was registered to Michael Anders, one of the deceased on the plane, and who is believed to be the pilot. He was issued a private pilot certificate in February of 2012.

First Coast News has learned Anders was killed on his birthday, he was turning 58. He was a teacher at Clinton County High School in Albany, Kentucky.  

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