Aeronautics: Chute Etiquet

Cinemagoers who saw Air Mail recall the furtive pilot who early in his career, had 'chuted from a floundering transport, leaving his passengers to die. At Long Beach, Calif, last week the reverse of that incredible episode was enacted. Lieut. Parker Abbott, U.S.N.R., nearly lost his own life while trying to make his terrified passenger jump from a spinning Navy plane. The passenger, another reservist named Floyd Vivian Schultz, sat motionless, paralyzed by fear. Lieut. Abbott tried in vain to push him out, finally had to jump, leave Schultz to crash with the...

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