Plane crash survivors reunite with first responders

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A pilot and his granddaughter are reuniting for the first time with the first responders who saved their lives after a plane crash.

Jamie Thompson and his granddaughter, London Buckley, were injured when their plane went down near Berry Hill Airport in Stockbridge last October.


Both were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The family dog died in the crash.

London was expected to be in the hospital for months, but was released in just two weeks.

Now, the grandfather and granddaughter are meeting face-to-face with the people who helped them after the crash.

"Being able to see that we actually made a difference in the lives of two people that were seriously injured that day is a huge morale booster," Henry County Fire Lt. Eric Shelley said.

Jamie Thompson was the pilot of a plan that crashed in Henry County, injuring him and his 8-year-old granddaughter London.

There were lots of handshakes, hugs and pictures as the survivors and first responders met Saturday afternoon.

Shelley put together the event because he said in his 20 years with the department, this was only his second plane crash.

"It was definitely one of those scenes that you will remember for the rest of your life, because it's not something you get everyday," he said.

London said after recovering from the crash, she is enjoying playing outside.

She also had one piece of advice for anyone who would listen: "Just don't get in a plane crash."