Fliers Almost Crash in Dublin Hills During Heavy Fog
name that bÂ» Modesto Fliers Escape Collision in Dense T OST for more than an hour in " C0tt6r,-thick fog, and wi!h their f u i l . s u p p l y -rapidly dwindling, two-Modesto aviators were . faced with grave danger during j a flight -'from San Francisco to j Sat: Francisco to 'Â·"Â«*Â· Â«Â«Â·*Â·* Â«TM fthef a . !rf "Â« 'Â«' feet in the air, narrowly avoided a with a Pacific "" Air Transport mail plane over 9 - Ply- th: Dublin hills. The aviators are Tom Penfield and Jack Roberts. Pilot Penfield zoomed his til- very, mist-soaked biplane to a flraceful landing here after being in the air nearly tv/o hours while flying from Crissey Field, San Francisco. The trip ordinarily takes but forty-five minutes. Roberts, a passenger in the front cockpit, saw the north- bound mall loom out cf the foj 2t tbe came Instant that Penfield did. It was headed for the Modesto chip. Penfield dived to safety. GET BEARINGS Instead of hitting Modesto "on ths nose," as the airmen sÂ«y, they flew out of the "soupy" above Hughscn. They got their bearings when they read a elgn painted on a building there. had to "fe;l" their way to Mo- deito. , Penfield and Roberts flew So San Francisco yesterday to obtain the services of two army airmen to speak at an nviition banquet to be hld here next Saturday night. Captain Eagle, commander of Crissey Field, and Lieutenant Co.^e agreed to speak on th! program, RoijerU Mid.