The Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania) 8/6/1924
MacLaren Gives Up, LONDDN, Aug. 6.-.(I.N.S.)— A thick fog along the Kamchatka coast which prevented the flyers from seeing seeing more than 100 yards in front of them, caused the disaster which compelled compelled Flight Commander A.. Stuart MacLaren, of the British Air Force, to abandon his round the world journey journey after finishing about three quarters quarters of it, according to advices received received here from MacLaren. today, "Th% fog was so thick it almost blinded my pilot," MacLaren said. I "Suddenly he swerved the plane and j avoided a -small island by only two feet. It disappeared from view a few seconds later. We judged we were in danger of striking Cliffs so decided to make a forced landing. We hit the ocean along a strong twell and both top wings were shattered shattered and wrenched oft'."