Young Teen Witnesses Chopper Crash

By: Destaney Sperry Email
By: Destaney Sperry Email

While on a nature walk at A&M Consolidated Middle School, 13-year-old Andrew Donatello of College Station witnessed the helicopter crash, and thinking quick, he called 911.

"It was spinning, and it went out of sight as it was going down," Andrew said. "I didn't see any smoke or anything. It didn't seem like anything was wrong. I knew something was wrong when I heard the loud thud."

Andrew said he then called his mom, whom at first questioned his story.

"I kept thinking in my mind that maybe he didn't see what he thought he saw," Kristine Weaver said.Maybe he was exaggerating a little bit. Maybe he saw a helicopter that was coming down and didn't see it land so maybe he thought it crashed."

Kristine said as she drove up to the scene, she was shocked and felt bad for not believing her son. She said she was still in denial, but her heart broke at the sight of the debris.

Andrew said he he will never forget what he saw as the image is burned into his mind. His mom said she is proud of her son for calling 911.

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