Transcript for Double Plane Crash Survivor Looks to Basketball for Healing
An amazing story, now, surviving and thriving, despite incredible odds. High school senior austin hatch has survived two plane crashes that left his entire family dead and a young basketball star in a coma. Now, he's headed to college on a scholarship. And is speaking out for the first time on all he has been through. And linsey davis has more on his amazing story. Reporter: His ability on the court is how austin hatch got the attention of the university of michigan. But his resilience in life is how he caught the attention of the nation. When you're inches away, millimeters away from death, you really understand. Reporter: Hatch has survived not one, but two plane crashes. I'm not sure there's anyone who has been through and survived two plane crashes. I think god has had his hand on me. And I'm saying, I think there's a plan for my life. Reporter: Back in 2003, a plane piloted by hatch's father crashed, killing his mother, sister and brother. His father survived, with serious burns. Then, nearly eight years later, a second plane, also piloted by his father, crashed, killing his stepmother and dad. Losing a father, I mean, that's something that never goes away. The pain from that never goes away. Reporter: After suffering head trauma, a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken collarbone, hatch was put into a medically-induced coma. I had no idea what year it was. It was like I was just born. Reporter: Just ten days before that crash, hatch committed to play basketball for michigan. And last week, nearly 2 1/2 years later, hatch signed his national letter of intent. The michigan head coach says the wolverines will honor the scholarship. In a sense, he's already scored. For "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. What a young man. And for michigan to own up to what they promised that young man. Just incredible what he's been through. My goodness. Wish him well. Wish him well.
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