Transport: Thing of Beauty

Last thing anybody would take James Henry ("Slim") Carmichael Jr. for is an air pilot. Tall, gaunt, pale, anemic, he looks much more like an undernourished ledger clerk. But "Slim" Carmichael is an iron-nerved airman who got his training in a tough school: flying passengers over the Alleghenies in single-motored Lockheeds. One night last week his nerves and training stood him in good stead.

Taking six passengers from Washington to Detroit in a trimotored Ford of Central Airlines, he got as far as Hancock, Md. when the left outboard motor exploded, tore loose from...

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