Eyewitness Account From Indiana Stage Collapse
Woman says scene was 'unbelievable'
- Duration 4:39
- Date Aug 15, 2011
Woman says scene was 'unbelievable'
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I for the right now we -- to get back to this awful story from over the weekend as we're getting this chilling eyewitness accounts.
-- a tragic stage collapse and Indiana that left five people dead.
Take a look at this video.
Had access to state -- -- was about to step on stage.
And start playing they're good morning everybody on this Monday I'm Martha MacCallum.
Could -- be back with you here in America's news or no welcome will -- it to be here ready to loan growth has.
Three months three months you miss make sure that -- I'll ask you so happy had a great vacation and it -- welcome I'm Bill Hemmer good morning everybody Indiana's governor says a fluke win.
Of about seventy miles an hour -- brought that stage down and when you watch this video remember there are people.
On that stage and beneath that stage when it comes down on folks on that -- describe what happened to them.
Just utter chaos -- say to yourself I can't believe that happened.
You just it's so surreal started the twist I I knew it wasn't gonna be able to sustain.
With that win and I told her we've got to go now.
Asking -- -- half -- rainy weather says she watched this collapse unfold she was there Amy good morning and thank you for.
Coming in and talking to us today -- story that generic that -- be talking about this this morning.
Now than me you know it's just unbelievable.
Eight tell me what what what was it like you're there and we look at the video you see this dark dark cloud that looks like -- came in right right up behind the states.
And the crowds were and that.
Clouds were really dark and it would make -- more people a little bit nervous and when they came out and announce that.
If they had to delay the show you would have thought -- street there -- a lot of people leave and at that point and we were cut -- -- people were leaving.
And you saw the dust coming up in the parking lot and it just started -- and and it went down what was your reaction what did you do at that moment.
I think we all this kind of stood there in shock we couldn't believe it actually happened and then everybody started getting hysterical and we had down my granddaughter was four and she closed right because the fans so she didn't say it but it's.
My friend's daughter was there it was her first park concert and she was very -- Tragedy you know is we're here and also Amy about the heroes that -- down toward the stage and you and they talk about how.
Heavy all of this was what what did you witness on that front.
Well we had done.
Some of our group actually go down and they are trying to pull the chairs out of the way.
But we thought the people down there -- -- return to -- the -- off the people and it it just was.
You know He He look at this situation and eat it at what moment did you kind of understand that -- that this thing wasn't gonna hold it wasn't gonna be able to stay up.
Well I -- it it was like it was in slow motion -- and a move and and it's.
It just went down I mean the wind.
-- man and it didn't we are -- to the right at this stage and it generally hit us until a couple of seconds later subtle -- it was like the windows kind of.
You're pretty -- you're pretty close -- ill.
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That we are in the grandstand.
He you know as you walked forward and you got out of there what how would you describe you -- the reaction of everybody around you and eat you know what you saw what what stays in it lingers in your mind this morning.
If it was.
Chaos and we had a group of -- with us and everybody gets separated.
So we -- just trying to get everybody together and -- people were walking around yelling for the they're perk or whoever they were -- and you just saw people running all over the place.
It was unbelievable and -- women using.
Cable and a wonderful day for everybody and a and I know it was it was just terrific and our hearts and our prayers are with those five families who lost.
Loved ones it during the course of this event and -- we thank you so -- I'm glad that your group is together and -- -- -- -- -- okay thank you for being with us this morning take care.
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