AERONAUTICS: Hapless DO-X

After three weeks of faltering, unimpressive flight from Switzerland, the great Dornier flying boat DO-X (TIME, Nov. 17) finally rode at anchor in Lisbon Harbor last week. There she was fuelled for another short hop to Cadiz while Dornier officials fussed and worried about her ability to fly to the U. S. this winter. Less than an hour after the fuel tanks were filled, fire broke out in the auxiliary engine room, jumped to the left wing, exploded the gasoline in the wing tank before the five men aboard knew what had...