AERONAUTICS: Lightning

Stormy weather was also responsible for the destruction of the Army Dirigible TCI, a 200,000 cubic foot airship, known as the " Pullman of the Sky" because of its wonderful construction and comfortably enclosed cabin. After a 14-hour night trip in terrible weather from Scott Field, Ill., to Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, during which the rudder was out of commission for two hours, the dirigible was moored in apparent safety−only to be set on fire by a flash of lightning! Sergeant Harry Barnes of the Air Service and A. C. Maranville of...

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