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By Rob Holston


February 01, 2006

My wife, Pamela was in the busy parking lot at A&P Market when she looked up and saw Butch dropping from the sky with an under-deployed parachute.

Had Butch tried to save his own life by attempting to keep the plane up, he was in line to crash into A&P or a residential and school area that extends for over two miles in the direction of projectory that the plane was on.

Butch should be viewed as a hero for having the skill and fortitude to place his distressed aircraft where he did. His heroic actions may have well saved my wife and possibly many many more potential victims including school children.

God Bless Butch and his family & friends.

Rob Holston
Ketchikan, AK - USA


About: Rob Holston is a long time resident of Ketchikan and owner of Lighthouse Excursions.


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