THE publication of an article on the requirements in aircraft equipment and ground organisation, from the point of view of an air pilot, seems a suitable opportunity for considering the present position in regard to the safety of passengers carried on organised air routes. The matter has been further brought into prominence by two recent bad accidents. In the one case, it appears—we write from information obtained from cables published in the English press—that an American machine flew into the side of a hill in the dark. In the other, a German three‐engined monoplane, shortly after leaving Croydon for the Continent, crashed in a wood when the pilot was seeking either to return or to land under foggy conditions.
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