Baker mom goes back to pick up pieces after plane crash
POSTED: Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 7:08pm
BAKER, LA (NBC33) - — Baker mom Talona Higginbotham-Wright got a chance to go back into her home to pick up a few things, Saturday, one day after a plane crash destroyed it. She's grateful to be alive, but still in shock over the incident.
"No, I told my husband today what are the odd of a plane falling in the back of our home," Higginbotham-Wright said.
She can't believe her home on Rue Jennifer is full of ash.
"I'm like that's not my house, that's not my house, but when I got to my home I had so many missed messages on Instagram and Facebook. I'm like oh my God that's my home," Higginbotham-Wright said.
"We got more damage toward the back more than in, because the tail of the plane is in our backyard on our trampoline. Well, what was our trampoline," Higginbotham-Wright explained.
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As she walked around her home she began to realize how bad things could have been.
"I don't even want to think about it because I get real emotional about it," She said.
Higginbotham-Wright is grateful no one was home when the plane hit.
"I'm just so thankful that she wasn't in that crib, because that crib is completely burned," She exclaimed.
Higginbotham-Wright said her family is okay. She's gotten tons of calls from friends and neighbors trying to help. Now her family has to figure out what they'll do next.
"We are moving forward. We are rebuilding, moving what ever it is," Higginbotham-Wright stated. "Right now we don't have any worries."
Three homes were damaged during the plane crash. Two of those caught fire.
Red Cross Officials tell NBC33 News they helped 13 people affected by the crash find temporary places to stay.