Aeronautics: Flights, Flyers

Engines. Last week Clarence Duncan Chamberlin marched into print with a charge that the increase in transport accidents since last summer was due to the inability of new twin-engined planes to take off and fly safely on one engine. Few nights later a twin-engined Curtiss Condor of American Airways, flown by Dean Smith, onetime Byrd antarctic pilot, had engine trouble between Buffalo and Detroit, flopped down, with nine passengers and a crew of three, upon the thinly iced surface of Lake St. Clair, near Windsor. Ont. With wheels retracted, the plane bumped...

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