CORDELL, Okla. – An EMT from Oklahoma badly hurt in a small plane crash wants to make sure first responders have better training dealing with aircraft rescue.
Devin Humphrey, who in addition to being an EMT, is his town’s assistant fire chief, says he’s lucky to be alive after crashing a plane on August 9.
He tells KFOR-TV crosswind hit the aircraft and he did not correct for it enough. That caused the plane to flip and crash at Cordell Municipal Airport.
It was Humphrey’s fellow first responders who had to save him after suffering a concussion, a broken rib and a bruised lung.
“I gotta brag on my EMS crew and fire for tackling such a task and getting me out of it alive. We hadn’t really, we had never trained on anything like this before,” he said during the interview.
Humphrey now plans on meeting with other first responders and creating small aircraft rescue and firefighting courses.
He believes the course will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Despite the accident, Humphrey says he is excited to fly again.