Transport: Muddling

What three British flying officers—Group Captain George C. Pirie, Aviation Attaché at the Washington Embassy, a Royal Air Force officer and a Canadian aircraft inspector—learned last week about. the crash of Imperial Airways' Bermuda-bound flying boat they kept to themselves. The Cavalier itself lay peacefully not far from the scandal-smeared hull of the steamer, Vestris (1928), 300 miles from where the Mono Castle burned (1934). But it was no secret that the Cavalier, like these ill-fated steamships, had been caught in circumstances for which it was unprepared and had muddled through pretty sloppily....

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