- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - The only survivor of a floatplane crash in southeast Alaska that killed three Wrangell men remains in recovery at a Colorado hospital.

Morgan Enright was left in critical condition after suffering extensive injuries in the April 8 crash on Admiralty Island, The Ketchikan Daily News reported (https://bit.ly/1TTiY4e).

The Ketchikan resident, who was 21 at the time of the crash, had received treatment at a Seattle hospital before becoming a patient at Craig Hospital in Colorado, which specializes in neuro-rehabilitation and research for people with spinal cord and brain injuries.

Enright, the daughter of Loren Enright and Chere Klein, has been documenting her recovery in an online journal her family has been keeping since the incident.

“We successfully arrived in Denver on a beautiful flight with an awesome (emergency medical technician) crew,” Klein wrote on May 12. “Morgan has had a very busy afternoon meeting her new specialized team members. She is now off all eating and drinking restrictions and immediately drank a quart of water.”

A May 14 journal entry said Enright “got her first shower and also first breath of fresh Colorado air.” Klein also said Enright would be in a wheelchair until her right ankle and leg are healed.

The latest entry posted Wednesday says Enright is continuing with physical, occupational and speech therapy every day.

Enright had been aboard a Cessna 206 piloted by David Galla, 60, when the plane went down about 20 miles southeast of the village of Angoon, on Admiralty Island. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board said Galla had said he was going to take an alternate route due to cloudy weather before the plane crashed.

Galla was killed in the crash along with Greg Scheff, 61, and Thomas Siekawitch, 57.


Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.ketchikandailynews.com

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