Transport: Death at Daytona

Until last week Eastern Air Lines was the only major airline in the world which had never killed a passenger.* Last week Eastern's magnificent record of 180,000,000 passenger miles without passenger fatality was spoiled by as cruelly unnecessary a crash as any in aviation's debris-strewn history.

The plane was a Douglas DC2 making its regular run from Chicago to Miami. With veteran Captain Stuart G. Dietz, 33, at the controls it settled to the airport at Daytona Beach, Fla. shortly after 4 a. m. Daytona Beach has been an Eastern Air stop only since...

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