WILSON, N.Y. (WIVB) - Dramatic details are emerging about the moments followingSunday's terrifying plane crash in Niagara County.
One of the skydivers on board spoke only to News 4.
On the weekends, Mike Maly Jr. shoots video of people's firstjumps.
He's captured people's skydiving memories, but also has some ofhis own.
Mike said, "I found myself in a position, I was conscious, I wasable to stand."
Mike's next thought was, "Who can I help best, who do I haveto help first?"
Moments like that can only be described one way, heroic.
Right now Mike has over a hundred stitches on his face.
He is one of the six skydivers that survived Sunday's planecrash at the Frontier Skydivers Club, in Wilson.
The plane broke into five pieces.
Mike only had about five seconds to brace for the crash.
"I'm up, I'm moving, I'm conscious, I'm good, so it just kindagoes into triage mode," said Mike.
Mike is a former Army nurse, and is now a BuffaloFirefighter.
The first person he helped was his student skydiver, TonyaTiede of Batavia.
"I was actually able to get the wreckage off of her and help hercrawl out," said Mike.
Pilot Paul Gath, and divers Joe King and Christian Herbothdidn't need immediate attention, but 53-year-old Tom Medbury ofAkron is still in critical condition.
"My hopes and prayers are with his family and my understandingis that his injuries are very serious," Mike explained.
Two men who happened to be near the crash scene rushed tohelp Medbury.
Mike said, "Absolutely crucial. They had begun CPR before Icould even get around the airplane."
Mike helped them clear Medbury's airway.
"We went through two rounds of of CPR and we got a pulse back,"Mike explained.
News 4 asked Mike if he will jump again. "As soon as Ipossibly can," he says.
He will not do it alone. You see the skydiving airfield iswhere Maly proposed to his wife Lisa, and both plan to be outdiving again soon.
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