Aeronautics: Flights & Flyers, Apr. 6, 1931

White Thunder. From Horse Island, Newfoundland, two planes emerged last week, one with success, one with anticipated failure. After cracking up on the ice off Horse Island, Pilot Robert Fogg and his photographer had worked all night in the biting cold, improvising repairs, and raced home next day to Associated Press and Paramount News with first news pictures of the Viking disaster (TIME, March 23 and 30). From the other plane, a Sikorsky amphibian, ice-wise Bernt Balchen and two companions had scanned the floes in vain for a trace of Varick Frissell,...

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