Transport: Mishaps

¶ One midnight last week attendants at Miami municipal airport smelled smoke, then saw it streaming from the field's big hangar. Before Miami's fire department could get into action the hangar was a furnace, airplane gas tanks began to pop. Soon the red-hot roof fell. When dawn broke, a cloud of smoke a mile in diameter covered a heap of debris, the charred skeletons of 22 private planes valued at $508,000. Among them were an Autogiro, taxiplane and big machines belonging to Gar Wood, James Mattern, Alexander P. de Seversky.

¶ For three years...

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