William C. Litton helped to rescue Lee de Mets from burning, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, September 29, 1981. De Mets, 40, was the pilot of an airplane that crashed after failing to take off. Flames erupted from a severed fuel tank and quickly spread to the fuselage, in which de Mets was pinned. Litton, 37, auto body shop manager, ran to the plane and despite flames on the plane that increased to 15 feet in height, assisted two co-workers in pulling de Mets from the cockpit and carrying him to safety. De Mets recovered from burns and two broken ankles.
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