Toddler Found Alive in Plane Wreckage

GOLDEN, British Columbia (AP) -- Rescuers in western Canada say a car seat was the only thing between a 3-year-old girl and death when the small plane she was in crashed Sunday.

The girl, still strapped in the car seat, was found alive in the upside-down wreckage of the plane, and rescuers say they knew she was all right when she cried for her teddy bear and refused to leave without it.

The crash killed Kate Williams' 65-year-old pilot-grandfather, Allen, and another passenger.

The girl suffered head injuries but is listed in stable condition at a hospital. Officials say she's been reunited with her parents.

Police said the Cessna 172 was on its way to Edmonton from Golden, in southeastern British Columbia, when it crashed not long after takeoff. The Search and Rescue Center in Victoria picked up the plane's emergency transmitter signal.

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