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 - 8 LIVES LOST IN BRAZILCRASH American Educator...
8 LIVES LOST IN BRAZILCRASH American Educator Carries Word of Plane Fall, Leads Rescuers. Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 20— UP)— Prof. Philip C. Jesaup of Columbia University was acclaimed a hero' today for his self-sacrifice in guiding a. rescue party to the scene of a Panair do Brazil airplane crash in which eight persons died. Jessup, an international law expert; Hugh Davies, a native of Gardner, Pa., and the plane's steward, David Novak, escaped serious injury because they were asleep and relaxed in rear seats when the plane fell. Although all were hurt and shocked, they struggled out of the mountain wilderness to get word here of tho tragedy; then Dr. Jessup led a rescue party back to the scene. After an ordeal of 36 hours, he collapsed. Before leaving the spot in the Jantareira mountain jungle 15 miles from here, Dr. Jessup, Davies and N r oyak managed to extricate two seriously injured passengers from the wreckage. Unable to free more occupants, they went for help. For IS hours they crawled down mountain sides, waded creeks and crept on hands and knees where the growth was so thick they could not stand. Finally, they reached a telephone. Davies, 39, manager of the Sao Paulo branch of the International Harvester Company, who suffered a fracture of tho nose, and Novak, whoso right arm was dislocated, were brought to a hospital here. I as cd

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  1. The Record-Argus,
  2. 20 Aug 1941, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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