AVIATION: The Creeping Sickness

The strange wave of "sickness" among pilots that has forced Eastern Air Lines to cancel 90% of its nights was spreading to other lines last week. At a meeting in a motel across from New York's Idlewild International Airport, Eastern Air Lines pilots asked Pan American and TWA pilots to develop sympathetic symptoms that would keep them from flying planes too. By week's end, Pan American was forced to cancel flights as more than 102 pilots called in to say they were ill,. When Pan American flight supervisors telephoned reserve crews, they got a standard answer: "Sorry, I just...

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