Teen survives Washington plane crash, hikes to safety

WASHINGTON, (ABC) — The teenager who survived a plane crash told authorities she believes her step-grandparents are dead, but explained to them how she survived for two days in the wild.

Autumn Veatch told investigators she initially stayed at the crash site, believed to be somewhere in Washington State, for some time before realizing she needed to leave and get help.

“We’re just impressed,” Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers told ABC News. “She’s kind of like a superhero. It’s just amazing what she went through, especially at 16.”

The Montana teen was flying from Kalispell, Montana, to Lynden, Washington, with her step-grandparents, Leland and Sharon Bowman.

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