"I was yelling at them from across the swamp, give me a hand, give me a hand!" said Paul McIntosh from Phoenix, an accountant on a business trip.
Like so many survivors of American Airlines flight 1420, he was waist-deep in a swamp and covered in jet fuel. But after escaping from the burning plane, he turned around and went back to help, reports CBS News Correspondent Byron Pitts.
"I was given a small flashlight and I looked through the little crevices to see if I could find anybody," said McIntosh.
Fuller and McIntosh, strangers before Wednesday, were part of an army of passengers who rescued the injured. Crash survivor Phyllis Curuth calls them heroes. "This wonderful man with a broken shoulder was pulling people out of the plane," she says. "I credit him with saving my life. I was kind of stuck in the plane and couldn't get out. He just yanked me out and I fell off. I went one way, my shoe went one way. I almost lost my shirt, but I'm here."
Survivors also credit one of the flight attendants, who despite her own injuries managed to pull a few more people to safety. Passengers agree the death toll would have been much higher if so many people had not responded so well.