Floyd E. Collins, saved Allison P. and Samuel A. Hardage from burning, Aspen, Colorado, August 3, 1978. Hardage, 39, and his wife, 34, were in their private airplane and were knocked unconscious when it crashed and caught fire. Collins, aged 49, water-well drilling contractor, ran to the burning wreckage, entered the cabin via a window, and with difficulty removed the wife and then Hardage from the airplane. Hardage and his wife recovered from injuries they had sustained; Collins was treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns.
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