Looking at the files today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. adds perspectives and even some questions.
A Determined Writer Travels Back in Time to Solve a Decades-Old Mystery
On August 15, 1939, British Airways Ltd. Lockheed 14, serial number G-AESY, took off from London, stopped in Hamburg, and was bound for Copenhagen. In addition to the pilot, there was an odd, if not mysterious, group of passengers on board: a German corporate lawyer, an English Member of Parliament, two employees of Standard Oil of New Jersey, and an additional crewmember whose employer, much less his duties, remains a mystery to this day. The flight never reached its destination.
Instead something went terribly wrong enroute, when a fire raged out of control in the cabin and the aircraft crashed into icy waters below a bridge that connects the Danish cities of Vordingborg and Falster/Nykobing. Only the pilot survived. …
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