Transport: Perch

In Mint Canyon, Calif, one day last week, Mrs. Clara Weiss's chickens and turkeys were thrown into panic by a huge bird which roared across the henyard only a few feet above the ground. Few minutes later, Mrs. Weiss heard a "terrible clattering sound." The bird, an $80,000 Lockheed 14, had perched violently on the crest of 3,000-ft. Mount Stroh, had carried nine to their deaths.

Just 27 minutes earlier, Lockheed Aircraft Corp.'s Pilot Sidney Willey took off from Burbank in foggy weather, with instructions to deliver the brand-new 14 to Northwest Airlines...

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