Aeronautics: Farmer's Find

Through the sky Death continued to dog commercial airlines carrying passengers. Last week, a fortnight after eight passengers & crew were killed near Salt Lake City (TIME, March 5), the following occurred:

One twilight in St. Louis last week Hugh Sexton, 29-year-old aviation editor of the Chicago Tribune, climbed into a ten-passenger American Airways plane, started back to his job. For fellow passengers he had a Manhattan advertising man and an Ohio sanitary engineer. Pilot Walter Hallgren had made the St. Louis-Chicago run for six years and was approaching his millionth flight mile....

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