When Galaxy Flight 203 was in its final seconds, George Lamson pulled his legs above his head, an arbitrary decision that helped save his life as he was thrown through the fuselage upon impact. Immediately after the crash, George’s sole survival was considered miraculous and newsworthy, making him a fixture in the media for a year.
Twenty-six years later, George lives a few blocks from the crash site and still struggles with the emotional weight of his survival. He doesn’t know if he was spared for a reason and if he was, what is that reason? In an effort to heal, he seeks to connect with the other thirteen sole survivors of commercial aviation disasters, including Cecelia Cichan, Bahia Bakari and Jim Polehinke – none of which have ever spoken publicly.
From award-winning filmmaker, Ky Dickens, Sole Survivor profiles the lives of these four people who were the only survivors of commercial plane crashes. Having suffered through the physical trauma of a deadly crash and the emotional impact of losing family members, these survivors are now sharing their stories. Here's the trailer -