Transport: Planes Down

¶Forced by a Caribbean squall and engine trouble to land last week nine miles at sea off Kingston, Jamaica, a Pan American Airways Sikorsky 543 flying from Santiago, Cuba, to Kingston struck the water hard, broached obliquely into a heavy swell. The wave ripped away the port wing pontoon and pulled the wing tip under. Into windows and seams poured the sea. Luckily a banana freighter, Elders & Fyffes' S.S. Cavina, was only 1½ miles away, and before the clipper's tail plunged under like a sounding whale's, twelve passengers, four crew members, mail...

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