AERONAUTICS: De Lesseps

A Canadian farmer with a team of horses tugged the wreckage of an airplane out of the St. Lawrence River. In the cockpit were found a watch and a pair of socks. A wing section, 13 feet long, washed up elsewhere. Of the flyers no trace.

From S-D-A, large letters on the cockpit and from the watch, the flyers were known to be Count de Lesseps and his mechanic. They had flown away to gather data for map-making for the forestry service. There had been fog. Both...

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