January 11, 1954

Aviation Safety

Icing Suspected in Dc-4 Crash

Red Asia Now Bristles With Modern Jets

Red Asia Now Bristles with Modern Jets

Red Asia Now Bristles With Modern Jets

Bea Official Blasts U. K. Aircraft

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Aviation Safety

Icing Suspected in Dc-4 Crash

THE ACCIDENT A Douglas DC-4 aircraft, N 88942, owned and operated by Transocean Air Lines, crashed in a field near Alvarado, Calif., at approximately 1838,1 Mar. 20, 1953. All of the 35 occupants including the crew of five were killed. The aircraft was demolished.
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Red Asia Now Bristles With Modern Jets

Red Asia Now Bristles with Modern Jets

Communists have 2,500 MiGs based in Far East. And 700 Il-28 bombers replace obsolete Tu-2s.

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Red Asia Now Bristles With Modern Jets

Bea Official Blasts U. K. Aircraft

Airline’s chief engineer charges British workmanship is inferior to U. S.; plane producers demand proof.

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Washington Roundup

Senators: In or Out? Key senators to aviation are among the 32 up for reelection this year: • Sen. Edwin Johnson, former chairman and top Democrat on Senate’s Commerce Committee, may not run again. This would pave the way for Washington’s Sen. Warren Magnuson, who sponsored Col. Joseph Adams for Civil Aeronautics Board, to become chairman should Democrats gain control of the Senate.

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FINANCIAL

Bankers Evaluate Aviation Record

Aircraft investment outlook good, IBA group finds, but high costs and low fares hurt air transport industry.

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Red Asia Now Bristles With Modern Jets

Deliveries to Usaf Increase 67%

Talbott reports Air Force received a record 2,700 aircraft from industry in second half of fiscal 1953.
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Avionics

Decca Produces $15,000 Gca Radar

Low-cost set combines PAR-ASR features. Maker pushes it for airport use, copter aid.

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Red Asia Now Bristles With Modern Jets

Civil Aviation Sets New Records

Scheduled airline passenger traffic increases 17%, safety improves, and aircraft production climbs 22%.
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WHAT'S NEW

What's New

Bibliography of aircraft and airport fire bulletins, pamphlets and special notices, by title and price, is available from the National Fire Protection Assn., 60 Battervmarch St., Boston 10, Mass. Sound Intensity Tests at the Proposed Detroit Northeast Airport Site is a report of tests taken on tape recorders of normal street traffic and extreme aircraft operation at the location of the proposed airfield, which showed that surface noises frequently surpass those of aircraft operation.
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Strictly Personal

Strictly Personal

Stories distributed to Scripps-Howard papers gave GCA a cruel, unfair black eye. They charged that the B-36 that hit a hill near El Paso was on GCA when it hit, that GCA operators were inexperienced teen-agers who gave inaccurate directions, etc.
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