People: Perils of the Air

Flying one day from Washington to Cleveland, a Pennsylvania Airliner ran into a patch of bumpy air near Harper's Ferry, Va. On one bump the ship fell about 300 ft., pitching two of the passengers against the roof so violently that they had to be taken back to Washington at once and sent to a hospital. Last week these two—George P. Kimmel, Washington patent lawyer, and Homer J. Byrd, Illinois State Superintendent of Registration & Education—were in court demanding $200,000 damages from the airline.* They contended the pilot should have warned them to...

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