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Pilot Meets With Firefighters Who Saved His Life

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Pilot Tony Carr (left) meet with two of the firefighters who responded after his plane crashed. Pilot Tony Carr (left) meet with two of the firefighters who responded after his plane crashed.

RICHMOND, VA—A pilot who narrowly escaped death during an April 2011 plane crash at Richmond International Airport is meeting Wednesday with the three firefighters who saved his life.

Anthony Carr was hospitalized when his plane crashed during takeoff at Richmond International Airport (RIC) and then burst into flames in April 2011.

The then 24-year-old was the only person on board when the plane went down. He suffered severe burns in the crash and was hospitalized at VCU Medical Center.

Three firefighters who rescued Carr will be honored Saturday and are having a special lunch with Carr on Wednesday.

Cargo including water and sewer payments were onboard the plane and destroyed in the fire, prompting some 30,000 Henrico County residents to be notified their payment may have been destroyed in the crash.

 

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