Florida Couple Recounts Surviving a Fiery Plane Crash in the Everglades

Ken and Sonia McKenzie were flying to see their daughter in Virginia when their single-engine plane experienced a mechanical issue.
1:41 | 09/01/15

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We are back now with that Florida couple who survived a fiery plane crash in the everglades thanks to the husband's quick thinking. This morning they're speaking out about their terrifying ordeal. David Wright has the ABC news exclusive. Reporter: This morning, a survival story straight out of the movies. 911, what's your emergency? We have an airplane that's going down currently in coral Springs near the sawgrass highway. How many souls are on board. Two souls on board. Reporter: Husband and wife ken and Sonia Mckenzie were flying off to see their daughter in Virginia when their plane experienced mechanical issues. There were flames and he reached back and clambered over the rocks. I was shocked at being inside a fireball. Reporter: He's a former pilot for the Canadian military. The former chief operating officer for spirit airlines. He now works for airbus and he knew just what to do. His actions, totally heroic. Reporter: Holding his wife's hand every step of the way. Reporter: He said get into -- We found ourselves in the canal which is good because we were in a lot of pain and Sonia said don't you think there's ail gaiters in here. Reporter: Luckily, no, not at that moment. It is a miracle he's here. Reporter: The doctors say Mckenzie who spoke with us from his hospital bed was badly burned but will make a full recovery. Sonia told us she has a solo flying lesson scheduled for next week and she does plan to be there. Despite the crash that had her husband celebrating his 53rd birthday in the hospital. The only thing that I keep reflecting upon is what would have happened had I not gotten Sonia out. That's the piece I keep going over and over in my head. Reporter: It's a birthday this family will never forget. For "Good morning America," David Wright, ABC news, new York.

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