Newton has feet back on ground

A year after plane crash he says he's glad to just be here

A year ago this past Saturday Flomaton resident Scott Newton took off from the Atmore Airport in his experimental airplane that later crashed in the Robinsonville area leaving him with injuries that he now knows should have killed him.

This past Saturday, he met with family and friends near Pollard for a reunion of sorts as he still battles to get healthy.

"I'm glad to be here," he said Saturday. "God was in on it."

Newton, 48, said he was flying about 500 to 600 feet above the ground when the plane "became laterally unstable'' and began swinging from side to side.

"It felt like I was swing...