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Mars Society Members Survive Plane Crash Denver Post

Frank Schubert doesn’t remember the act of aeronautical heroism that saved his life and that of his friend when their plane crashed in Utah’s rugged Wasatch Mountains. A concussion suffered in the crash has erased the memory, but what he does remember is his friend Matt Smola keeping him warm and keeping him awake, calling for help and then signaling rescuers the next morning. In a dramatic and astounding 13 hours Friday night and Saturday morning, Schubert and Smola, both from Denver, survived two near-fatal events: crashing their Cessna 172 miles from help and spending the night outside in temperatures that dropped to minus 6 degrees. Schubert piloted them through the first crisis; Smola was determined to get them through the second.