Only Survivor Of Flight 255 Crash Speaks For First Time
June 11th, 2012, 1:47 PM
Cecelia Cichan, the only one of 156 passengers to survive the flaming crash of Northwest Flight 255 at Metro Airport in 1987, has discussed her life for the first time with the makers of a documentary.
The film, "Sole Survivor," looks at 14 people, each of whom was the only survivor of a major passenger airplane crash.
Cichan is shown on the film's web site with a tattoo of a jet plane on her left wrist.
Cichan was 4 at the time of the crash, and was from Tempe, Arizona. Rescue workers found her in the wreckage. She had suffered injuries, including burns.
Cichan's mother, Paula Cichan, died in the crash, along with her father, Michael, and her 6-year-old brother, David. After the crash, Cichan lived with relatives in Birmingham, Alabama, who shielded her from public attention.