Aeronautics: Death on No. 23

A few minutes before 4:30 p. m. one day last week at Newark Airport, United Air Lines' ten-place transport No. 23, bound for Chicago, taxied up to the passenger depot for loading. The passenger list was unusually small. There was a trim young woman who, flushed with excitement, confided in the pilot that she had missed the previous plane and had to be in Reno next morning "to visit her sister." (It turned out that she was to be married next day.) And there was a middle-aged man named Emil Smith, a...

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