West Jordan, Utah — Cindy bond lives in her neighborhood of West Jordan for over 30 years and never expected to get a call she made on Saturday.
She went shopping when she learnt that her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren were at his home when the plane leaving regional airport South valley crashed into his neighbour’s house about 1:30 PM
“I was shaking so he could hardly get home,” she said. “My son was driving — thank God, otherwise I couldn’t.”
Members of her family who was home at the time did not know what had happened when they heard a noise.
“They felt the house shake, they are experiencing a big boom, and they went outside to watch,” said bond. “Oh, God, another earthquake? I don’t know what it is, and there they learned that it was a plane crash.”
Her son jumped into action, helping anyway that he could.
“My son tried to extinguish part of the fire with a hose, but it will not do, because it was sparking and everything,” she said.
He’s not the only one who rushed to save people injured in the accident. In such a tight-knit community, dozens of neighbors jumped into the water, trying to save everyone from a huge flame.
As they wait for answers, bond said she will continue to do what she has done for the past 30 years: the support of neighbors and to help those who are dealing with this tragic accident.
“Just very upset that it happened so close and so many people suffered. This is very bad,” said bond.
Larry Jones saw a woman standing on the balcony — in the fire and rushed to help save her.
“He was just on fire. It was just made,” said Jones. “The woman who lived in the house, you could hear her screaming.”
The woman was taken to hospital and is in critical condition. Fox 13 spoke with her brother, Joe Murillo Jr.
“It’s terrible. It’s terrible,” he said. “I lost my mom and dad, and sister I have. I hope I don’t lose it.”
In the chaos of the fire, some people say that a minute passed before they understood what caused it.
“I turned right I noticed that there was a plane,” said Jones. “I wouldn’t have noticed the plane”.
Things bystanders saw when they jumped sticking with them.
“The fact that I couldn’t get out of my head, was the kind of kid,” Adrian Ramirez said.
In 9-month-old girl was on the plane and died in the crash, and 2-year-old boy also on Board is in hospital in stable condition.
Ramirez gave one of the kids CPR before beginning to help to extinguish the flames in the plane. He also helped to pull the pilot, who later died from his injuries.
“I would like to see them and see who did it, just to see them,” said Ramirez.
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