AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Jun. 9, 1930

Pernambuco-to-Lakehurst. When Dr. Hugo Eckener wearily sought a bed at Lakehurst, N. J., naval air station last week, he may well have regretted that his Graf Zeppelin, no longer "scientific," was in the business of carrying passengers for hire. For his paying guests from South America made no little fuss over his summary decision to skip Havana and proceed to Lakehurst without stop. Patiently he tried to explain: the Graf had been forced to leave 8,818 lb. of fuel behind in Pernambuco, because a three-day rain there had soaked the ship's bag...

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