DOUGLAS LUXURY AIRLINER TEST FLIGHTS The new Douglas DC-4 luxury airliner is taken up for test flights and landings in Santa Monica, California. The new 12-passenger plane passes its trial flight with flying colors.
TEST FLIGHT FOR DOUGLAS DC-4 AIRLINER The new Douglas DC-4 airliner passes flight tests with flying colors. The crew on the ground keep tight contact with the pilot as he navigates the 42-passenger plane over Santa Monica, California.
TAILLESS PLANE ON TEST FLIGHT Brooklyn pilot Jimmy Taylor tests a new tailless plane that resembles a very odd bumblebee or something out of science fiction. Army officials are excited about the possibility of mounting a machine gun in it to shoot straight to the rear, which has been a long sought advantage for their planes.
MISSING AIRLINER FOUND IN YOSEMITE PARK Searchers locate a missing TWA airliner that crashed on Buena Vista peak in Yosemite National Park, California three months before. All nine on board were killed in the accident that leaves wreckage scattered over the ground and surrounding trees.
GENERAL WESTOVER KILLED IN PLANE CRASH General Oscar Westover is killed when his small plane falls to the ground in Burbank, California narrowly missing a nearby house. Work crews and investigators begin clearing away the wreckage while the house's occupants are just glad to be alive.
WASHINGTON D.C. PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO Twisted metal and burned automobiles are all that's left after Lieutenant Colonel Leslie MacDill and Private J.G. Gloxner perish in a plane crash in Washington D.C. The men were attempting a forced landing when they lost control.
HANEDA, JAPAN AIRPLANE DISASTER Seventy people die in Japan's worst aerial disaster to date when two planes collide in mid-air above Haneda, Japan then fall on a factory. The resulting fire adds to the tragedy leaving little more than rubble in its wake.
HOWARD HUGHES RECEIVES HOMECOMING WELCOME The Hughes Tool Company in Houston, Texas closes for the day in honor of its owner Howard Hughes homecoming. Hughes is greeted with enthusiasm over his record-breaking flight around the world but is slightly uncomfortable with the attention.
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