Capt. Epps dies - part 6
conditions. During the last hour of the four- lour flight from Pueblo, when il was obvious the plane was in des- real come Foreign not 20, years. were Lo allow Premier 1940, ivife erate circumstances, San Antonio airport officials arranged for run vay lights lo be turned on at the Cerrville airport, operated oy Vans-Texas Airways. The board, in summarizing facts Brought out in its investigation said at (he time of the acciden he crew of the plane had been m continuous duly for more than 10 hours. About 32 hours had been n flight, during which the aircraf ad been flown from McGuirc Ail ? orce Base, N. J., to Dalls am hen fo Boise to pick up the men. Company Paid By Mile The board Sflid General Airways vas paid a flat DO cents a mile or hauling passengers under its contract which stipulated it woul lave to stand the housing and feed ng of passengers delayed en route Under this arrangement had the guardsmen spent the night in Pu eblo, the board said, the cost to he carrier would have been abou $250. In its conclusions the board sail "This accident was a consider able length of time in the makin, and was fully preventable.