letters to the editor Meisinge r Log Recovered American Meteorological Society (American Meteo- rological Society 1924); 2) the drop of ballast at vari- 1. Introductio n ous stages of the flight made it apparent that James Neely, the pilot, experienced great difficulty in con- In the article concerning the crash of the free bal- trolling the balloon, and 3) Jakl (1925) misread the loon flight of 2 June 1924 (Lewis and Moore 1995), comments in the log at 2218 CST, the time when a it was stated that a conscientious, but unsuccessful, message from radio station KSD (St. Louis) was re- effort was made to locate the accident report and the ceived. Concerning item 3), close examination of the log of this flight. Following publication of the article, record indicates that a comma separates information we made contact with LeRoy Meisinger's first cousin, on two successive lines and that the aeronauts' state- Katherine Meisinger. She had learned of our study ment, "taking altitude to avoid the low" was made through the librarian at the Plattsmouth, Nebraska, immediately after the radio weather bulletin when they public library. were at an altitude of -140 0 ft, instead of 30 min later
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 1996
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