AERONAUTICS: Flaming Wreck

The day after the report of the Air Mail fatality came news of a terrible accident at the Croydon airdrome in London. A De Haviland passenger airplane, carrying a pilot and seven passengers, had scarcely risen into the air on its way to Paris, when gusty weather caused trouble and a nose dive carried the plane straight into the ground from a height of two or three hundred feet. As the craft struck, the gasoline tank burst, and in a moment there was a rush of flames which rose 60 ft. into the air. A fire engine was...

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