Pilot credits good Samaritan who jumped into water to save him after crash

Matt Pothier is still recovering after he crashed a 1950s-era fighter plane in waters off Hawaii last week.
2:30 | 12/17/18

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Transcript for Pilot credits good Samaritan who jumped into water to save him after crash
47 year old Matt posse are says he remembers everything from Wednesday. Can't. Yet still fly obits and a mistake. He quickly made the decision to reject himself from his hawker hunter jet first. I wanted it. After he realized his plane malfunctioned during the sentry aloha exercise training O one. After years trying to you know do right. Gotta go back Atlanta homilies. Strategy that didn't quite the here's feet or else that. At that point is looking. Water axial votes. In there's when her notebook users. It's. Yeah. Analysts here is not gonna make it old and one. The Boston native who moved to avoid. But for others around him. I don't use it myself here I just was too much and you know. I think everyone of us when trying to Saturday by air ads that's what you. He credits good samaritan Max Wagner who jumped into the water to help untangle him from his parachute. You can't after a better more qualified person you right there in ejected scenario and that. News. Most fortunate person matters. Like I've got to get out of there and a modern and little pain. Matt comes out that it. Haven't. Half the year his wife Terri and two daughters are being Katie. All grateful he's alive after the crash left him with a crushed vertebrae and fractures in his spine. To use. Personal money. Bonds backed inspiring if that letter that he can all of twelve. And it's bone grafts. My dear should be released from the hospital soon at woke up this morning about 5 AM. Painless. Mostly stop and tables you all about it day put some clothes. But this race. Why Dolly out around the corner. Hustle back and pretty lucky pretty fortunate enough that after these one and is looking forward to a full recovery. It's happy to be here. Looking forward you know funny and looking for certainty and by a little bit cocky and hanging out Mathieu and one night. Like that is making the issue not cantv for Eileen news.

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