Dwain was 26 years old. The crash site was 400 yards from Dwain's home. He scratched through the woods in the gathering twilight to the crash, climbed into the wreckage and pulled victims from the twisted fuselage for the next several hours.
A member of the Civil Air Patrol, Bobby was 22 years old at the time. He responded immediately to the crash site in Gillsburg and began transporting victims across the swampy area and creek to makeshift ambulances in the back of farm pickup trucks.
Dr. Hank Lewis
Fortunately for the victims, Dr. Lewis was a young military trained trauma doctor. He responded to the crash site from the hospital in the first on scene ambulance. He was in the woods treating victims at the crash and continued to aid them at the hospital.
Wayne was working in the hay field that day with Dwain Easley. They made their way through the woods together and pulled victims from the plane. Wayne was a young man at the time and one of the first to help. He has since passed.