For Family in Plane Crash, Ring Tone Sets Off Chain of Hope

For Family in Plane Crash, Ring Tone Sets Off Chain of Hope

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Helicopter rescues family in IdahoThey thought cell phone service would be impossible, stranded on the remote Idaho mountain after their plane crashed.

But then the Brown family heard a voice echoing into the night: “You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen…”

The ABBA ringtone meant that somehow the remote location had a glimmer of cell phone service.

“We were in the mountain areas pretty deep, and I’ve never had luck with a cell phone working in the mountain areas really at all,’’ said Mr. Brown, who is a firefighter.

After successfully calling 911, the family waited as National Guard rescuers battled six-foot snowdrifts, white-out conditions and steep slopes for nearly 15 hours before they could be rescued.

An app that creates a strobe light helped rescuers find the family.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from TODAY on NBC)

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