Video Extras: Escape From Deepwater Horizon

Survivor Mike Williams Recalls His Harrowing Escape

One of the last people to escape the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tells "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley how he got away from the flaming platform. The April 20 blowout killed 11 and caused the giant oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

Speaking about what led up to the massive blowout, Mike Williams told Pelley, "I hear the engines revving. The lights are glowing. I'm hearing the alarms. I mean, they're at a constant state now. It's just, 'Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep.' It doesn't stop. But even that's starting to get drowned out by the sound of the engine increasing in speed. And my lights get so incredibly bright that they physically explode. I'm pushing my way back from the desk when my computer monitor exploded."

Part 1: "I'm gonna die right here."
Mike Williams was the chief electronics technician aboard the Deepwater Horizon. He was below deck in his office when the explosion occurred.



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Part 2: "As I got to the next door, it exploded."
The Deepwater Horizon's chief electronics technician Mike Williams was trapped below deck as the rig exploded. All he wanted was to get topside.



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Part 3: "It's a raging inferno..."
Once the Deepwater Horizon's chief electronics technician Mike Williams got topside, he started looking for other survivors.



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Part 4: "We are in bad trouble."
Deepwater Horizon's chief electronics technician Mike Williams and a handful of other survivors are left behind during the chaotic evacuation.



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Part 5: "We're gonna burn up or we're gonna jump."
With the most easily accessible lifeboats gone, Deepwater Horizon's chief electronics technician Mike Williams ended up having to jump from the burning rig.



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Part 6: "I must be dead."
When Deepwater Horizon's chief electronics technician Mike Williams jumped in the water, his troubles were far from over.



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Mike Williams on Andrea's Rescue


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