AVIATION: Record Breaker

While United Air Lines chalked up a rare crash (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS),Transcontinental & Western Air hung up a record. A TWA Constellation, with TWA President Jack Frye at the controls and 45 passengers aboard, flew from Los Angeles to New York in 7 hours 27 minutes nonstop last week: 6½ hours faster than most regularly scheduled airliners. Average speed: 329 m.p.h. Within the month, TWA will begin flying Constellations regularly on the route. Proposed time: 10 hours.


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