Aeronautics: Flights & Flyers, Feb. 22, 1932

Blimp in a Gale. When the wind over Manhattan whipped up to gale force Pilot Prescott Dixon of the Goodyear blirnp Columbia decided to get back to earth at

Holmes Airport. Only a few weeks ago a wind like that had kept the silvered globule from landing for 31 hr. Gingerly Pilot Dixon nosed the Columbia to within 50 ft. of the ground, when a sudden down-gust slapped the craft to earth. The impact knocked the engines askew, twisted the propellers into pretzels—one blade piercing the envelope. Before the ground crew could capture...

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