Transport: Stork in Syria

Out over the Syrian Desert last week flew 24 British Royal Air Force planes, fanwise, in quest of something. Across the rain-soaked sands beneath them crawled British armored cars, likewise looking. Finally one of the pilots found what they all sought. Round & round he circled over a black smudge on the dun-colored wasteland. Dipping earthward he saw a tangled mass of charred metal, a few corpses, letters scattered like snow upon the sands.

What he saw was all that remained of the world's most famed passenger plane, Royal Dutch Air Lines' (KLM)...

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