Somewhere, every day last week, Death found a victim in the air.

At Pocatello, Idaho, a big Fokker monoplane banked too steeply, tipped, put its nose into the ground, turned over three times. Four men, a mother and her two children were killed (five of them instantly).

Near Cleveland, two men were flying in a borrowed plane. A wing dropped off. Both men died in the crash.

Near Forchheim, Germany, a pilot and two passengers were killed when the great Lufthansa's regular Erfurt-Munich plane hit the earth.

A policeman and a fireman died in a plane crash...

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