Lauren Scruggs: Nightmare on the Runway

Graphic 911 call reveals friends desperate attempt to save injured model.
2:20 | 01/21/12

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Transcript for Lauren Scruggs: Nightmare on the Runway
We're gonna take you inside a moment of crisis it involves this young model Lauren Scruggs who -- you just a few minutes ago she walked straight. -- -- spinning propeller of an airplane a few weeks ago her recovery has been called miraculous. And you're gonna get a sense of just how -- miraculously. It really is when we play you these newly released. 911 tapes a warning. They are difficult to hear. ABC's Brian Owens reports. The girl walked into an airplane -- I need and -- ambulance immediately. The woman who calls 911 is home. Until she notices something on the ground. Yeah yeah. -- -- -- -- -- -- The caller passes the phone to a man who is right next to Lawrence -- -- You can hear the 23 year old model as she's faced down in front of those small -- that's propeller just sliced off her left hand. And indeed -- face. Here is thirty years I believe it was -- it's forcibly drowned in. We don't know where -- turned over. The online fashion editor had been looking at Christmas lights from the air that early December night. When she got out of the plane the pilot says he warned her to walk behind the aircraft. Away from the propeller. He can't be sure she heard him. In Beirut -- warned that -- now you know we don't want her to get a lot of now we want to keep her on the -- It takes the paramedics only five minutes to get to the airport. What just listening -- -- scream that long it seems like an eternity. Those witnesses kept her stable and almost certainly saved her young life. These pictures of -- Scruggs outside her rehabilitation hospital surface this week. Just a month and a half after that heartbreaking 911 call from day one her parents had described her recovery as -- miracle. Now we see and hear why. For Good Morning America Ryan Owens ABC news Dallas.

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