Conway plane crash witness: "I experienced the whole thing going up in flames"
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:12:55 GMT —
Theresa Springirth lives right next to where a plane crashed on Saturday in Conway, killing three people.
"I thought it was a car or something at first. Then I realized that there was a fin on the back and I thought, my gosh, that's an airplane and I said they didn't have a chance. They all burned up," she explained in tears.
Springirth feared that that the fire was going to reach her home.
"It was going across her driveway, the flames, and they were trying to stop it from going into our grass and burning up."
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are still investigating but they say it could be months before they conclude exactly what caused the crash.
Neighbors say investigators were at the scene until late Sunday afternoon before leaving.
Springirth explained that she just hopes they clean up the debris and all that remains of the crash soon. She says it serves as a constant reminder of the tragedy.
"I just don't want to see it, I don't want to see any of it 'cause with, it was devastating for me."
As for the families of the three crash victims, Springirth said her thoughts are with them, that she's praying for them and will continue to do so for a long time.