A veteran airline pilot, Captain Joe Townsend, survives a horrific airplane crash while flying a small propeller aircraft. Unfortunately, his two daughters and his wife did not survive. Joe hung to life by his fingernails and the medical staff performed yeoman efforts to keep him alive. This emotionally traumatizing loss of his family did not bring him down. He discusses in his book and in this interview how he made an improbable comeback both physically as well mentally and emotionally. His story takes poignancy to the highest level.