DESTROYERS IN SEARCH
FEARS ENTERTAINED FOR SAFETY.
London, May 24
Hamel, tbe aviator, is missing. He left Boulogne on Saturday afternoon, The engine of the machine was apparently unsatisfactory.
Vague reports states tbat he got caught in" a fog and a strong westerly wind. He had crossed the Channel twenty times, but never in such conditions.
Twelve British destroyers and two sea planes vainly searched for him throughout the day. It is hoped some steamer has picked him up,
[A few days ago Hamel announced his intention of making a flight across the Atlantic from America to England early in July]
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HAMEL MISSING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 439, 26 May 1914
HAMEL MISSING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 439, 26 May 1914
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