"Error of Personnel"
Last week Department of Commerce fact-finders were confronted by another spectacular air accident from which to extract data to promote safety in flying.
A Montreal-New York plane of Canadian Colonial Airways took off with three passengers from Albany, just as the fog ceiling at its destination (Newark Airport. N. J.) was closing down to 400 feet.
An hour and a half later, groping blindly through the pea-soup atmosphere over Jersey City, narrowly missing rooftops. Pilot John Salway saw a chance to land in a meadow, saw too late the wires that...