AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Aug. 5, 1929

Mud. At Shreveport, La., stunt-loving Radio Station KWKH, owned by Henderson Iron Works, rushed a plane into the air for an endurance flight to anticipate the time when endurance attempts would become too banal for public attention. The plane stayed up 128 hours. Averred E. B. Redline, flight director: malicious persons put mud in the gasoline supply.

Water in gasoline supplied him at one of his refueling stops, and not storms in themselves, forced Captain Ross G. Hoyt down and led to his crash on his 8,500-mi....

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