Molly Haupt, now 27, will return to Charleston Tuesday, January 27 to speak about the plane crash that left her traumatized roughly nine years ago.
On their way to visit friends in Florida from New Jersey in January 2000, the Haupt family crashed in their single engine plane leaving Molly injured, devastated, and orphaned. Her father, an experienced pilot was flying the plane when they realized that did not have enough fuel to land safely.
Molly still remembers the gracious treatment she received by her rescuers and concerned Charleston residents at the time of the crash. She told The Post and Courier:
I think a lot of people who go through an experience like this come away bitter. I didn't, and I think that's partly because of how wonderfully I was treated in Charleston. I think what happened could have been much worse if it happened in another place. I'm just so thankful to all of them for what they did.
Haupt will speak on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Charleston Area Convention Center. Tickets to this event are $50 and information can be found by calling (843) 724-1212.