As thousands and thousands had safely done before, 14 people went up sightseeing in a trimotored Ford plane at the Newark, N, J., airport last week. Motor trouble developed. The pilot tried a forced landing near railroad tracks. He could not prevent his machine, which was traveling 70 m. p. h., from smashing into a gondola filled with sand. All the passengers were killed. It was the worst air accident in U. S. history.


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