Cannon crash in US
R.C.A.F. Plane Lands in U.S. Crew Hurl Ottawa flyers A At Alexandria Bay . May Be Interned A Westland-Lysander 'plane of the No. 112 (City of Wlnni-i peg) Army Co-operation Squadron in training in Ot-' i tawa made a forced landing t Alexandria Bay, N.Y., Saturday afternoon, the National' Defence Department announc-, ed Sunday. ., ; Pilot Officer A. E. L. Cannon. -of Quebec, In charge of the 'plane, and Leading Aircraftsman J. Duguid, of Winnipeg, the air gunner, were not injured seriously in the landing and suf fered only from shock. ! The 'plane was damaged badly. H - On Training Flight On a training flight, the pilot lost his bearings, ran out of .fuel and was forced to ; bring the 'plane down. ' A spokesman for the Bx-. ternal Affairs Department said the department had been advised of the forced Undine and had Informed the) Canadian LeraUon at Washington about the situation. The Legation will take the question of internment of the two flyers ;up with the United States State Department It was not known here : whether they would be interned or not There is a belief that owing to special circumstances they may be released. A. E. L. Cannon is; a son of . Hon. Lucien Cannon, of Quebec. . and a nephew of the late Mr. Justice L. A. Cannon and Mrs. Cannon, 123 Cooper street Ottawa. He is 21 years of age and was educated at Quebec Seminary, -Joining the R.CAJ". shortly before the outbreak of -the war. Held by Customs Officers. ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y ' March 10. tTP, United States customs officers tonight held two . Royal Canadian Air Force flyers pending - word from Washington on what should be ' done with them. ; ' , The wheels of the plane caught in; soft snow snd it turned almost -,on its nose three times before coming to a halt The men were treated by Dr. Leon L. Sampson. Early Decision Expected. . j WASHINGTON, March 10. OV ' Federal officials were uncertain tonight regarding the status of two Royal Canadian Air Force flyers held at Alexandria Bay. Whether the men would be in- ' terned as soldiers of a belligerent state was not known. The case, was expected to be disposed of tomorrow morning.