Aeronautics: Water Out of Fuel

While Tex Rankin was making a new record of 131 consecutive outside loops high above him, Lieut. Alford Joseph Williams went through his upside-down falling-leaf stunt one day last week at the Southern Air Pageant at Charlotte, N. C. Suddenly Lieut. Williams' motor quit. Unable to reach the runway without endangering the crowd, he crashed his plane into an embankment, was not badly hurt. Lieut. Williams' reason for the accident: water in the gasoline.

Because of that ever present hazard, fuel is ordinarily strained into an airplane's tanks through chamois or billiard-table...

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