AVIATION: Rising Toll

Two air-transport tragedies, 5,300 miles and 34 hours apart, last week brought 1960's grim record to eight major fatal crashes, 326 dead:

¶ In the clouds over Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay, two planes—a U.S. Navy

R6D (military version of the four-engined DC-6) and a twin-engined Real Airlines (Brazilian) DC3—collided as both were circling to land. The Brazilian plane knifed through the Navy transport, cutting it in two and spilling bodies and debris out of the clouds into the water. Aboard the U.S. plane, on their way to Rio to play for Presidents Eisenhower and Kubitschek, were 23 members of the famed...

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