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Tri-Motor Still In Use #252178

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 22, 1977
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(Studio) Trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh 50 years ago, in "Spirit of Saint Louis," noted. Plane of same vintage conts. to fly as duty calls.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Fort Clinton, Ohio) 49-yr.-old Ford tri-motor flies daily to 4 islands in Lake Erie. School teacher Laura Keller flies to one-room school aboard plane and mail is carried to postmaster Walter Swisher on Middle Bass Island [SWISHER - notes plane has never had accident.] No one has ever died in tri-motor crash; pilot with most tri-motor hrs. says plane is built like tank. [Pilot Harold HAUCK - says reason is that plane is simply built without complex parts.] Tri-motor uses Model A Ford parts, which have been stored in hangar attic at Island Airway. Details with regard to flights and cargo noted. [Pilot Dave MARTIN - notes jet pilots would love to fly it. He'd love to fly jet, too, because he's never done it.] 2 private corporation jet pilots spot plane at Fort Clinton, Ohio. [Pilot Larry SARKOZY - says it's amazing and he'd love to fly it.] Plane was latest model when Lindbergh made flight.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Dean, Morton

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