Aeronautics: Right Side Up

Fire. A big Curtiss Condor of Eastern Air Transport, New York-bound from Richmond with 18 passengers, was 20 min. past Baltimore when smoke began rolling through the cabin. A poorly insulated heater pipe in a rear compartment had set the fuselage afire. Hostess Elizabeth Westwood (all E. A. T. planes carry young and personable women as hostesses) circulated among the passengers, assuring them there was no grave danger, while Co-Pilot G. J. McDonald fought the flames with fire extinguishers. Pilot E. C. Kondat raced to an emergency landing at Fort Hoyle. Md.,...

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