Canada: THE DOMINION: Off the Highway

At the controls of the little Stinson on the reach south from Anchorage was a confident pilot with 365 hours logged. Taking her 11-year-old son to Washington, D.C. to school, Frances Lintner, 38, had set out to follow the Alaska Highway to Edmonton. Skittering along under low clouds just short of Fort Nelson, she mistook a logging road for the highway, crashed into 4,000-ft. Steamboat Mountain. She was killed. Desperately injured and pinned half upside down in the wreckage, Michael Lintner somehow lived through 40 hours until rescuers reached him.

In a hospital at Edmonton, doctors treated his skull fracture,...

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