Need help for Sailor, a 7-year-old girl survivor of a plane crash


Authorities said Marty Gutzler, 48, his wife, Kim Guztler, 46, daughter Piper Gutzler, 9, and a 14-year-old cousin, Sierra Wilder, perished in the accident. The Gutzlers owned a furniture store in Nashville, and Marty Gutzler who was known as a  very meticulous and knowledgeable pilot often offered customers flights. This time he reported engine problems before losing contact with air traffic controllers. A 7-year-old girl, Sailor, who survived the crash with just minor injuries, emerged from the wreckage walked without shoes through the woods until she found help at a residence a mile away. She was dressed for Florida in wearing shorts and a short-sleeved shirt. NTSB investigator Heidi Moats praised Sailor as “one remarkable young lady.” A benefit fund was established in her name. Donors are attempted to go to the website at


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