Nightly News | January 23, 2012
>>> finally the story of a sight-seeing trip that went terribly wrong for a texas family visiting an island near honduras and the amazing stroke of luck that came just in the nick of time . this was how it was supposed to be. texas lawyer and any adkins took the same sea plane on a sight-seeing tour just two months ago. but returning last week with his wife jenny and 4-year-old son logan along for the ride, something went terribly wrong. the plane's engine failed.
>> crashed into the ocean and flipped over. we're stuck under water.
>> reporter: larry was on a nearby boat and witnessed the crash.
>> the timing was impeccable. we were just at the right place at the rice time, less than two minutes till we were on the scene and in the water.
>> reporter: only moments before, the plane's pilot helped andy get to the surface. but at first there was no sign of his wife or son.
>> i dove back under looking for them. i just came up and i had logan in my arms. by the time i got to the surface, jenny was also at the surface with the pilot holding her.
>> reporter: then another remarkable break. a second tourist boat arrived. it happened to have two doctors onboard. one a u.s. navy physician. they immediately began caring for the victims.
>> i'm not sure what the outcome would have been without those doctors. i shoulder to think.
>> reporter: the family spent days in a hospital before returning home to texas thursday night.
>> it reaffirms your faith in people and humanity that so many people stepped in to help that didn't have to.
>> reporter: we are happy to say the family is home safe