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October 7, 2012

Plane crash elevates pilot to fame

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“You see that the only time general aviation gets media coverage is when something like this happens,” he said.

TRANSPORTS SICK KIDS    

He also aims to erase any confusion that airplanes are for the super wealthy, they are environmentally dangerous and that the government spends too much money investing in general aviation.

Wright said he would never discourage anyone from flying in or owning a small plane.

“You’re more likely to be killed in a fatal car accident on your way to catch a flight than in the plane,” he added. “Anything can happen to anyone, anywhere.”

He is also using his sudden fame to spread the word about his charity, Around the World for Life.

The aircraft that crashed was the same plane he used to transport sick children to hospitals for treatment, and now Wright is on the hunt for a new plane.

“This has definitely put our organization a couple steps back,” he said. “But we are going to continue doing what we do.”

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