Transport: Crash in Crow Creek

Sitting in his office at Cheyenne, late one night last week, the airport radio operator heard the calm voice of United Airlines Pilot H. A. ("No Collision") Collison report that his big, twin-motored Boeing transport, bound from San Francisco to New York with twelve aboard, was but a few miles away, 4,000 ft. up, ready to glide down for the scheduled Cheyenne landing. Simultaneously, another plane approached from the East. "Please delay landing until further orders while Westbound plane comes in," radioed the operator to Pilot Collison. There was no answer. The operator...

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