Aeronautics: Flights & Flyers, Feb. 23, 1931

Passenger. In a Tri-State Airways plane enroute to Detroit, James Thomas Mangan, Chicago adman, leaped from his seat, grappled with the pilot, scattered money to the wind, had to be restrained by other passengers from jumping out. At a Detroit hospital, whither he was taken, physicians talked of derangement by "airsickeness"

Penny-A-Mile. In Detroit last week landed a Buhl Airsedan, powered by a crude-oil burning Packard Diesel engine. The plane, with three occupants, had flown 12,000 mi. over the western U. S. Total fuel cost, $108.20; average, .9¢ per mi.


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