Aviation: Safer Skies

Two of aviation's greatest hazards are pilot error and fire. Last week two potent weapons were introduced that should lessen these hazards and make the skies safer. At Dayton, Air Force researchers demonstrated a material that they say will greatly reduce explosions and fires in airplane fuel tanks. And in Manhattan, American Airlines an nounced development of a Big Brother device that will watch nearly every move a pilot makes during flight, spot his errors and provide information to help him correct them before they cause any real difficulties.

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