Boulder Plane Crash Survivors Discuss Ordeal On The Today Show (VIDEO)

04/11/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Survivors of the mid-air plane crash that killed three people in Boulder this past weekend were on the Today Show to tell their tale.

Meredith Vieira interviewed the pilot, Reuben Bakker and his two passengers, Brandi Hepburn and her 11-year-old son Javen McDonald Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred after a Cirrus SR-20 aircraft collided with the Piper Pawnee towing Bakker's glider.

Bakker responded to the situation with in seconds by disconnecting his glider from the tow rope and banking sharply to the right, flying through the fire of the crash.

"It was instant. It was a huge fireball, and I wasn't sure if I was released yet [from the tow line]. I pitched back, banked to the right, and we just flew straight through a fireball. I didn't see the wreckage anymore because everything was red."

Hepburn also recalled her impressions of the crash.

"I was horrified," Hepburn said. "I felt the heat on my forehead as we flew through the flames."

Watch the entire interview below.

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