MIAMI -- For days, many people thought Michael Howard was killed in the crash of ValuJet Flight 592.
But he is alive, and a friend is dead, his name absent from the official list of crash victims.
Howard used his identification to buy his friend, Sean Baker, a ticket on Flight 592 because his friend did not have his drivers license with him, Howard said late Wednesday.
When the plane crashed and the passenger list was released, it had Howard's name on the list, not Baker's.
Baker, 29, was a professional musician who lived in College Park, Ga.
On Saturday, he was headed back to Atlanta after a week of visiting his mother, Barbara Baker, who lives in Miami.