Saturday, February 3, 2007
The twin-engine plane was diving toward the ground Friday morning at a speed of well over 400 miles per hour. Its pilot and co-pilot were unconscious from oxygen deprivation.
The plane’s nose was tilted down and in about 15 seconds would collide with the earth northwest of Cape Girardeau.
Death seemed certain.
But pilot Sheldon Stone and co-pilot Adam Moore are alive today.
“We must have had angels on our shoulders, that’s all I can say,” said Stone, who flies the plane for the owner of Summit Bank of Arkansas and has about 4,200 hours of flying experience.