CATASTROPHE: Flight 6, Crash 4

Around 4 o'clock in the morning, T. W. A.'s transcontinental Flight 6, eastbound from Kansas City, was over the Missouri River just west of Lambert-St. Louis Field. A few minutes before, the airport radio had given veteran Pilot P. T. W. Scott the St. Louis weather. The ceiling was down to the bare CAA minimum: 400 feet. There were scattered clouds at 200, visibility was two miles. Wind: north northeast 6 (miles an hour). With eleven passengers behind in berths and seats, Captain Scott and his co-pilot had a job on their...

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