AERONAUTICS: Dragged to Death

To assist in the carnival events, the great Army dirigible, TC-2, had flown from the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., to Mitchel Field. A crew of 200 men seized the ropes to haul the airship to earth. But the using of 500 gallons of gas on the trip, and the higher temperature encountered on the Long Island field, gave the ship abnormal buoyancy and she rose unexpectedly from the ground. The enlisted men, when dragged a few feet from the ground, let go—as they are carefully trained to do. In his excitement, Private...

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