Aeronautics: Again, Pan American

A 30-knot wind blew on the starboard quarter of a Pan American Airways flying boat on the regular Cristobal-Miami run one day last week. The crew and two passengers were thankful to be up in the gusty sky instead of down on the surface of the Caribbean which still writhed and tossed from a whipping by a three-day gale. About 100 mi. short of Barranquilla, Colombia, first stop on the plane's northering flight via Jamaica, Pilot Frank Ormsbee saw something that made him nose rapidly down toward the water.

Copilot, radioman, steward and passengers...

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