AIR: Slight Error

Army radio men jumped. Down from the sky near Phoenix, Ariz, came a shrill drizzle of unmistakably Oriental jabber. They flashed an alert to nearby airfields. Out rolled patrol and scout planes, to snort and roar on the line in a hurried warmup. Suddenly somebody remembered that Chinese flyers were training in the area (TIME, Nov. 17). That was it, all right. Two of them, having a plane-to-plane chat by radio, had found piloting and talking English too tough, had relapsed into their native Chinese.


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