AVIATION: More on the Electro

Before a House subcommittee investigating the Lockheed Electra crash in Boston that took 62 lives, Braniff Airways Captain Trooper A. Shaw gave the ill-fated Electra a supreme accolade: "The Electra is the safest and most reliable airplane it has been my privilege to fly." His testimony seemed in direct conflict with the views of his own airline, which only the day before in Dallas had filed a $2,400,000 suit against Lockheed Aircraft, the Electra's maker, and General Motors, which supplied the plane's Allison turboprop engines, charging that the Electra was "negligently and carelessly planned, designed, manufactured and...

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