Nicholas J. Feko rescued Rosalie Metz and helped to rescue Gertrud Erman from burning, Taber, Alberta, April 25, 1971. Mrs. Metz, 34; Mrs. Erman, 27, and the pilot were aboard a monoplane when it crashed, rupturing a fuel tank in the wing. Fire broke out, and flames spread along one side and into the cabin, in which the occupants were trapped by jammed doors. Feko, 39, farmer, ran to the aircraft and climbed onto the nose. He removed the windshield and pulled Mrs. Metz from the cabin. The pilot then pushed Mrs. Erman out through the windshield opening. While the pilot was climbing out, Feko extinguished flames burning on Mrs. Erman. As all were running from the airplane, an explosive spread of flames enveloped most of the craft. Mrs. Metz and Mrs. Erman were hospitalized for burns and injuries they had sustained. They recovered.
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