TRANSPORT: Confession

The 1940-41 flying season is one that airline pilots and operators will long remember. In June Franklin Roosevelt scrambled up two of the most successful Government supervisory agencies airmen had ever seen. By executive order he made the independent Civil-Aeronautics Authority an appendage of the Department of Commerce, abolished the equally independent Air Safety Board. Airline men had found that the supervision of CAA and the "crash board" was hard-boiled but good; the lines had set an unprecedented record of 15 months' operation without an accident. Since the change there have been four fatal airline accidents, a fifth in...

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