Transport: Lost Australian

"He disappeared in the darkness like a comet with a trail of brilliant flame from the engine exhaust," said Pilot C. J. Melrose to a group of worried Singapore airport officials one night last week. Just in after a bad battle with a monsoon over the Bay of Bengal between Allahabad and Singapore, Pilot Melrose in his slow plane had seen the sleek Lockheed-Altair Ladv Southern Cross of Air Commodore Sir Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith rocket past at 200 m.p.h., only 200 ft. above the waves. At that rate he should have reached Singapore long...

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