Caught on Tape: Plane Crashes During Birthday Ride

Clayton Sandell shares the survival story of a father, mother and their baby.
2:05 | 02/16/13

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We're going to s with a dramatic crash landing and a birthday present one woman will never forget. Her husband took her along for her first flight, ever. And clayton sandell is on the story. Reporter: Tara fielding was flying high. We're over top of the overpass. Reporter: Taking a ride in a small plane above utah for her birthday. In back, husband, jonathan, with a camera. Her mom, katherine, and 7-month-old son, jacob. Suddenly, the engine starts freezing up, losing power. I know we're going to be fine. But this is kind of scary. Reporter: They search landing sites. We're looking for a straightaway. Reporter: But traffic and power lines make the roads below too dangerous. Are we really going to land out here? Yeah. That's when it sunk in that this wasn't a joke. And we were in trouble. Reporter: Jonathan keeps rolling, knowing these could be his final words. Love my family. Reporter: Running out of time, the pilot runs for an open field. We're going to land in the field right here. Is everybody okay? Reporter: In deep snow, the plane flips upside down. Where is my baby? This little guy was sitting in my lap, like this. I held him in tight. He didn't go anywhere. Reporter: Jonathan and kara have nothing but praise for the pilot, calling him a hero. We want to make sure that he gets credit for that amazing landing. Reporter: Moments after the crash -- okay. We have just survived a crash landing. Reporter: Jonathan asks his wife the $64,000 question. Are you ever going to fly again? Yes. Reporter: A rough birthday. But one that everyone walked away from. R "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver.

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