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May 30th, 2012
08:50 AM ET

Plane crash survivors say it was 'nothing short of miracle' – the Brown family shares their story

A miraculous survival story this morning, with a family of three recovering from only minor injuries after their small plane went down in the mountains of southern Idaho.

Pilot Brian Brown, who was flying from Sacramento with his wife and daughter, was forced to crash-land into a snowy mountainside after a sudden cold front caused the plane's wings to ice over. After several hours, the family was able to locate their cell phone in the wreckage to dial 9-1-1.

The family was stranded for over 12 hours before being air-lifted from the crash site. All three have been released from the hospital, and there were no life-threatening injuries.

Brian and Jayann Brown talk with Zoraida this morning and explain how they were able to survive.

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