AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Jun. 30, 1930

Fierro, the Sane. Impetuous young Emilio Carranza crashed to death in a New Jersey storm because he was in a hurry to fly back to his bride in Mexico City (TIME, July 23. 1928). Col. Pablo Sidar, "The Madman," laughed at bad weather reports and fell into the Caribbean in an attempted flight from Mexico to Buenos Aires (TIME, May 19). Last week Col. Roberto Fierro, cool, cautious, conservative, after days of patient preparation, took off from Roosevelt Field, L. I. and 16 hr. 35 min. later landed on Valbuena Field, Mexico City—first non-stop...

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