"Death Drag", 197 (Event)

Page Number: 
197
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
Well, on this day the rented car was a bum
Page Event Ends: 
197
Era: 
The Depression (1930-1940)
Characters Present: 
Narrative Status: 
Told
Date: 
Tuesday, August 26, 1930 to Saturday, January 31, 1931
Summary: 

On the day Jock's hair turned white, the car was taking a long time to get into position, so Jock had to circle the airfield several times. Seeing this as a waste of gasoline, Ginsfarb refused to wait for Jock's signal and dropped off the ladder anyway. As the gap between the plane and the car was too large, Ginsfarb hit the car and broke his leg while still clinging to the ladder. Jock quickly flew the plane away from the car, dragging Ginsfarb over a high-power electric line, holding a climb at full throttle for twenty minutes while Ginsfarb climbed back up the ladder with a broken leg. Jock propped the steering stick with a suitcase so he could get out on the wing and drag Ginsfarb back into the plane, landing the plane shortly thereafter.

Chronological Order: 
4.00
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Keywords: 
Trauma; Thrift; Flying; Entertainment; Injury
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