Transport: Resurrected

In 1930 United Air Lines paid $90,000 to Boeing Aircraft Co. for a three-engined, 18 passenger airliner. The 130-m.p.h. mahogany trimmed craft became U.A.L.'s western flagship. For 650,000 miles she flew with but one forced landing, without injury to any of her passengers. Out of service since 1933 because she was too slow, NC-228-M was sold fortnight ago to United Maintenance Mechanic Kurt Springer for $400. She will now resume service, this time as a roadside diner, with a lunch counter down her middle.


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