Transport: Crash of the Week

To Washington fortnight ago in much trepidation journeyed some 200 leaders of U. S. commercial aviation, summoned by the Department of Commerce to a three-day conference to seek the causes for the five major crashes which made December and January the grimmest two months in U. S. flying history. Genuinely baffled, heckled by the Press and scared for their own skins, the airmen timorously offered suggestions, timorously took sides on the two real issues which arose—radio and the Bureau of Air Commerce.

Led by Senator Royal S. Copeland, a vast herd of uninformed outsiders...

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