Victor C. Seabrooke rescued Elizabeth J. Longyear from burning, Greenbush, Ontario, November 30, 1969. When a small airplane containing Mrs. Longyear, 46, her husband, and another man crashed while taking off from a field after an emergency refueling, the craft landed upside down. Flames broke out around the wings, which housed the fuel tanks containing gasoline being used as emergency fuel. Screaming for help, Mrs. Longyear released her seat belt and fell through the opening where the cockpit door had been torn off. She landed on a burning wing, and her clothing caught fire. Seabrooke, 36, bulldozer operator, ran to alongside the wing, where flames were four feet high. He sustained minor burns to his hands as he took hold of Mrs. Longyear and pulled her off the wing. As they ran from the plane, the fuel tanks erupted; and flames enveloped the entire aircraft. Seabrooke and others extinguished the flames on Mrs. Longyear, who recovered after being hospitalized. Her husband and the other man died in the burning wreckage.
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