Mount St. Helens survivor Dorothy Stoffel

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 6:57 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 18 at 3:37 PM

Geologists Dorothy and Keith Stoffel had chartered a Cessna flight over Mount St. Helens the morning of May 18, 1980. As their plane flew overhead, the mountain began rumbling and suddenly erupted. Believed to have been the closest to the mountain during the time of the eruption, Keith Stoffel managed to capture the moments before and after the blast on film.

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