Frederick G. Engstrom helped to save Frederick Tejkl from burning, Williams Lake, British Columbia, January 23, 1970. When their airplane crashed from a low altitude onto thick ice covering Beaver Lake, Tejkl, 37, logging contractor, and his companion were injured and knocked unconscious. The front end of the aircraft was damaged badly, and fire broke out. Engstrom, 26, railroad trainman, was at the lake and ran to the airplane. Another man already had opened the cabin door; and Tejkl’s companion had fallen out onto the ice and revived. Together Engstrom and the other man tried in vain to free Tejkl, whose legs were caught. Heat and flames increased; and ammunition in the cabin began exploding. Engstrom and the other man finally freed Tejkl. Immediately after Tejkl had been removed from the airplane, flames enveloped the fuselage. Tejkl had sustained fatal injuries, but his companion recovered.
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