Fund established for Nashville girl who survived plane crash


A fund has been established for Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old Nashville girl who survived a plane crash.

A family spokesman said the fund for the benefit of Sailor was set up in response to many inquiries from people about how they could help the girl.

Information about the fund is available at The spokesman said the family has learned there are other websites “that claim to have been set up for the benefit of Sailor,” but the only official site is

Checks can be made payable and sent to: Sailor Gutzler Fund, P.O. Box 242, Nashville, Ill., 62263.

Sailor’s parents, Marty and Kim Gutzler, and her sister, 9-year-old Piper Gutzler, died in a plane crash on Friday night in Kentucky. Sailor’s cousin, 14-year-old Sierra Wilder, also died in the crash. The family was flying a small plane from Florida to a regional airport in Mount Vernon.

Sailor walked from the wreckage to a residence, where she asked for help.

The family spokesman, attorney Kent Plotner, said Sunday the Gutzler family is thankful “for the heartfelt words of sympathy that have been expressed during this unimaginable loss.”



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