Aeronautics: Death in South America

Five minutes behind schedule, a trimotored Pan American-Grace plane roared down the field, bounced aloft last week in Lima, Peru, southbound for Santiago. Chile with nine passengers and a crew of three.* About 150 ft. up the port motor cut out. The centre motor sputtered. With flying speed almost gone, the pilot tried to turn back. The big airliner shuddered, dived into the ground. On board was Manuel Trucco, leathery Chilean Ambassador to the U. S., on his way from Washington to Santiago where his wife had died. Ambassador Trucco suffered a broken...