DISASTERS: Last Flight

Light snow blew across the Buffalo Airport one afternoon last week as American Airlines Flight 6780, bound for Newark, taxied out for takeoff. The sky was overcast, ceiling 3,000 ft., visibility two miles.

Out of Rochester, its first stop, the sleek two-engined Convair was eight minutes late. At Syracuse the snow was heavier and Pilot Thomas J. Reid landed a half hour behind schedule, late enough for Barbara Levy, Syracuse University sophomore. She had kept a taxi standing by while she finished a mid-term exam, had rushed to the Syracuse field to...

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