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Costa Concordia: 6 months later, LR survivors react

In Italy Friday, relatives held a mass to honor the victims of the Costa Concordia crash. 32 people were killed in the disaster, including two Americans. But four Arkansans survived. Mark and Sarah Plath of Little Rock were two of those whom survived.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- In Italy Friday, relatives held a mass to honor the victims of the Costa Concordia crash.

32 people were killed in the disaster, including two Americans. But four Arkansans survived.

Mark and Sarah Plath of Little Rock were two of those whom survived.

Friday, FOX16 showed them a copy of a recent Italian television interview with Captain Francesco Schettino. In it, he admits being distracted by a phone call.

But at the same, he also says others should share the blame as well. The Plaths are in disbelief with that comment.

"We heard a lot different things over the past few months. He keeps changing his story it seems like. So its kinda hard to believe," said Sarah.

Her husband agrees.

"He can call it a mistake. He can call it an accident. He can blame it on the wind or the rocks not being on the chart. That's all fine, but what happened afterwards is what he shall be held accountable," said Mark.

Since the incident, they have gotten offers to join class action lawsuits.But they decline each time.

"We are not willing to join a lawsuit. We will just move on with our lives," said Sarah.

Mark and Sarah still travel. But they do get nervous even when getting on a plane.

"You think people fly everyday and flying is so safe. But everyday people go on cruise boats and think cruising is safe," said Mark.

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