August Kludt Plane DP 03-06-1930

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August Kludt Plane DP 03-06-1930 - ---~ -Because seemed Howe had of his Sothern to...
---~ -Because seemed Howe had of his Sothern to declined Central S. D. Boy On Air Mail Run place an Sothorn old,"' Having a propellor bent out of corn- utmost i mission when a large'goose failed to but t him the right-of-way was the .experience August G. Kludt Has Close Call When Propeller Bent Out of Shape By Large Goose tour the no excuse -with financial away any of Sothern but he turned exception are cf August G. Kludt,~Central South Dakota Dakota boy, v/hile he was piloting a mail plane for the American Airwpys in South America, recently. It happened to be a twin motor Si- } korsky and Kludt, whose home is in the Forostburg vicinity, drove on in safety. Writing of the experience, he said, "I was flying over a small lake near QuayaquU and saw a flock of large geese. It was too great a temptation to break the monotony of the flight so I swooped down over the lake, and oX course, starting things moving. "A goose hit my right propellor, and. j is revolutionary president and agencies see it interviewed, fatigued returning that people that it Amar- Hi worst j as i t was ma de of steel, it bent out of about me. S i 1£ ,p e rather than break. 1 was forced I to stop the motor^on account of bad vibration vibration set up by the bad prop. "I started to come down to land on a lake nearby, but as I got close to the water, I noticed three large alligators lying in the sun. Not caring to get any closer to the big fellows, I opened up my leffmotor and got out of there as quickly as possible. The one motor had a big load, but I got to Tulara, a dis- 4 miles, where repairs were tance of i made." Kindt's headquarters are at Cristobal, Canal Zone. His regular route en the American Airways, is betwen that town and 'Lima, Peru. A former member of the U. S. Marine aircraft squadron,' Kludt saw service in Nicaragua-durLiig theorevolution there in, 1927-28. - - . - - , ' · Redfield Dakota, of nomination In "I candidate of ticket doing complete An be governor, He spent "some time at home when'his four.jrears". service with-the Marines expired expired and he visited in Huron a number, of times recently. HA .exi here done

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  1. The Daily Plainsman,
  2. 06 Mar 1930, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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