Transport: Simultaneous Failure

Average annual fatalities in U. S. commercial aviation from 1928 to 1935 were 33. In 1936 there was a jump to 67. Only one less died last year. With this year less than half gone, 29 have been killed on scheduled airline runs.

Of the crash of a United Air Liner in a Cleveland gulch last week, this much was known: at 11:07 p.m., the DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport) radioed Cleveland: SHIP OVER PARKMAN. FOUR THOUSAND FEET ALTITUDE. EVERYTHING O.K. A few minutes later Radio Operator James C. Wynne, in the Cleveland Airport control...

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