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Sunday, September 21, 2008

This is what we woke up to this morning!



At 5:30 this morning I was awoken by a loud boom. The girls came rushing into our room because it scared them too. Brian calmed them down and told them it was only a back fire from a car. Then they went back to bed. I kept thinking that it sounded more like  gun fire. 5-10 minutes later we heard sirens then I thought for sure it was a shooting! Brian was  getting ready for meetings and when he was getting ready to leave I started hearing voices outside and didn't hear the garage door open. I got dressed and went down stairs as Brian came rushing back into the house. He pulled me outside and pointed to the roof of the house that was behind the house at the end of our cul de sac. This is what I saw! 


He then proceeded to tell me that a helicopter crashed through the top of this house. We then walked around to the front of the house and this was the site! The amazing thing is from the other side you can see through the front door and there is a lamp in the window that is to the left of the door that is standing there like nothing happened!


That is the helicopter on the front lawn of the house across the street. All the white stuff is foam they used to put out the fire. Luckily the plane stopped before it went into the house! I heard later that the black box ended up behind the house!


This is the roof of the porch. They said the helicopter hit the back top of the house then crashed right down the middle of the house and out the front door. Now that is is 4 hours later they have it all taped off and you can't get as close as we could this morning. The fireman said they are just waiting for the house to colapse.


The family that lived in the house had 3 little kids under 9. They are all ok. The 2 people in the helicopter were not so lucky. When I go outside and realize exactly how close that house is to mine I am grateful that we were so blessed to have it not happen to our home. They had 3 bed rooms upstairs and only 2 were being slept in and the helicopter went through the one that nobody was in. Very sobering thought when I realize if that had been our house it would of gone right through Ben's room. 

Look at this site to see the kids on the news.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6404387

See the video below:


13 comments:

TMI said...

OH MY WORD! That's crazy. I hope everyone in the helicopter and house is (relatively) okay. You just never know what the day is going to bring, do you!?!

Paul & Esther Duhacek said...

Paul and i saw this on the news and Paul's first reaction was to get on the phone and call you guys! - No Kidding!! :-) but then Paul thought you guys would think him crazy for calling because it could have been any neighborhood in Kenosha. Thank you for the text this morning - it was good to know everyone is doing good.

The Pachuilo Family said...

WOW! That's is so crazy! Thank goodness it wasn't your house. I am glad to hear that you are all ok. The Lord does really watch over us.

temaire said...

Oh my word! I am so glad that wasn't your house! Your poor neighbors! I am glad that they were not hurt. I hope the two people in the helicopter are okay. Crazy things!

jimbruners said...

We're glad you're okay after that close call. Thanks for the info, and the Youtube link.

Sun Productions said...

YIKES! How scary. I'm glad you are all okay.

Nate and Alysha said...

WOW, I saw this on the news this morning and just thought how amazing it was that no one in the home was hurt. Glad you are all ok!!

Chris said...

Unbelievable. That is so scary. I am glad you are ok and the people in the house are ok.

Gary said...

Living right across from the house that was hit and being woken up from the sound of a troubled engine and only seconds later to hear the boom truly made me think later in the day about the old saying "Remember tomorrow has not been promised to us." Our hearts and payers go out to the victims family and friends. To the Wilson family, please rebuild and I will be looking forward to walking by and seeing the garage door open with the kids toys spread around again on the driveway.

Lora said...

Oh WOW that is crazy! I am glad you are all ok. What are the odds of a helicopter hitting your house!?!

Rosy said...

Oh my gosh! see things like this help us remember to live everyday to the fullest... and realize everything can be gone in a blink of an eye. I am so glad all of you are ok

dougandcheryl said...

Wow. That is so scary. I'm glad the family is okay.

The Russell's said...

Glad to hear everything's ok - Mark actually came and woke me up that Sunday to tell me about the helicopter crash in White Caps - and we were wondering with so many people in the ward out there if anyone had been affected - what a crazy event! Hello to all - the Russell's