Transport: The Channel

In 1929 a British airliner with 13 aboard fell into the English Channel. Seven were drowned. Last year an Imperial Airways plane exploded near the Belgian coast, killed 15. Last May a French airliner fell into the Channel, killing six. Last week a London-Paris airliner exploded over the Channel, plunged seven persons to their deaths. Few days later old Louis Bleriot, first man to fly the Channel, arrived in the U. S. to tell newshawks that airplanes are still far from safe.

Because it is a 32-mi. over-water jump, because the prevailing weather...

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