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When can being a Packer fan save your life?

Can being a Packer fan be the difference between life and death? Nearly 16 years ago, Newsline 9 brought you Frank Emmert's story. Emmert is a die-hard Packer fan who had a brush with death one November Sunday in 1995.

Emmert was flying back to Superior from Cleveland after a game, using his Cheesehead as a pillow. Suddenly, the plane lost power at about 900-feet and crashed. He suffered a crushed and broken right ankle, a severely lacerated right arm and some deep cuts on his left arm.

But before the plane went down, he grabbed his Cheesehead and padded his face before impact; he credits the foam-rubber cheddar with keeping his spirited smile intact.

Coming up tonight on Newsline 9 at 6, we catch up with Emmert as he cheers on the Green Bay Packers from Arlington, Texas.

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